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Worst run franchises. 

Post#1 » by Elden Payton » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:43 am

I'm a Bobcats fan and we've copped a lot of crap over our existence (and fair enough under Bob Johnson's ownership) but we have made major strides under the guidance of Rich Cho; for as much crap he receives as an owner, MJ has really invested in Cho's system including our Scouting department and stepping back from operations.

That said who do you believe to be the worst run franchises currently from top to bottom?
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Post#2 » by SOUL » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:46 am

Kings and Clippers (Sterling) no doubt.

I have a feeling a lot of people will say the Magic, but we're pretty decent aside from when our Superstar is in a contract year.

Orlando Magic

PG: D. Lillard / J. Lin / T. Ulis
SG: G. Harris /J. Clarkson / J. Lin
SF: K. Oubre / J. Holiday / H. Thompson
PF: A. Gordon / T. Maker / J. O'Bryant
C: M. Turner / D. Bender / T. Bradley

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Post#4 » by OptimusOne6 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:49 am

Sacramento Kings without a doubt. I don't have the slightest clue what this team is doing. I don't think there is a single player on that team that is willing to pass the ball. All I see on that team is a bunch of chucking black hole type players.

Orlando is not a bad run franchise at all. In fact, I don't even think Dwight had a bad supporting cast in his years in Orlando. It's hilarious how people even think that. Dwight just wasn't good enough to lead a team.
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Post#5 » by TheGarden » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:54 am

Toronto Raptors
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Post#6 » by Elden Payton » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:56 am

Saint Nicolas wrote:Kings and Clippers (Sterling) no doubt.

I have a feeling a lot of people will say the Magic, but we're pretty decent aside from when our Superstar is in a contract year.

Noone in their right mind would say the Magic, that franchise has been beset by bad luck forever.

CWebb forcing a trade when picked one for Penny who got injured...bad luck...

Nick Anderson's missed free throws and apparent mental breakdown following this...bad luck

Shaq leaving as a free agent...geographical bad luck

T-Mac forcing a trade or leaving...bad luck

Stevie Franchise giving up the ghost...bad luck

Grant Hill's injuries...hindsight proves they shouldn't have signed him but it's Grant **** Hill...bad luck

Dwight forcing a trade and getting peanuts in return...bad luck

The Magic have dealt with some crazy adversity and are a much respected franchise imo.
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Post#7 » by NY2TheBay » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:57 am

this award goes to the Kings imo.

they really need to relocate and start fresh, seattle would be a good fit.

I hope for them robinson pans out, im rooting for the kid.
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Post#8 » by Elden Payton » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:58 am

TheGarden wrote:Toronto Raptors

The owners run a successful business venture so they are run well organisationally but Colangelo is TERRIBLE.
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Post#9 » by M4P » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:39 am

This is easily the Warriors followed by the Clippers and Kings.
baki wrote:Well the lineup is going to look like this:

PG - Lin/Marshall
SG - Young/Kobe (when he comes back)
PF - Boozer/Randle
SF - Davis/Clarkson
C - Hill

Is it still possible to bring in one more big name player? Any restrictions?

I'm thinking Marc Gasol.
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Post#10 » by -Kees- » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:40 am

I would say Clipps win this for long term fails. But in the last 5ish years? Sacramento, Charlotte and Milwaukee all have strong cases.
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Post#11 » by Dr Aki » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:47 am

franchises that snatched mediocrity from the jaws of greatness:
- phoenix
- portland
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Post#12 » by [GR] » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:53 am

The Bucks. They have no direction, and they never tried to swing for the fences either in free agency, or the lottery.
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Post#15 » by bledredwine » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:06 pm

obv. Raptors and Kings.

But yeah, I'll say Kings actually. Tough choice.
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Post#16 » by doc.end » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:34 pm

Hard to make a ranking, there are different ways how to run things badly. There are teams doing well/being run decently despite bad owner (Portland, Clippers), there are teams being terrible because of owners or/and GMs (and sometimes it is hard to tell whose fault it is), obviously Kings, Raptors (despite having specific obstacles to overcome), currently Pistons, then you have treadmill teams which is up to debate whether that means being run terribly as well (Milwaukee, Atlanta), going into red numbers may qualify as well regardless of roster assembled, then you have small markets with cold weather, taxes whatever having a tough time attracting big names and being blamed for being run poorly in spite of they can't do anything about it (and rely on other things), on the other sire big markets having too much money to spend so they muddy the waters regularly for bad reason (probably both New York teams), some teams shred that image by being saved by sheer luck, some are screwed by injuries and then you have a team here and there who may be decent despite questionable moves (Kahn with Wolves - he is suspectible in drafting, assembled interesting roster though, coach influence may helped though) meaning that jury is still out on that ones. Which reminds me that GMs may be good in drafting and terrible in deals or other way around, saving their face (and job), do the count? (fans of those team tend to blame them more then others usually). And Hornets deserves a mention for sure for becoming a league-owned team. We could make a case for them winning this.

Bobcats would be a contender in this if not swtching from Higgins to about a half and year ago (not a bad move since, no matter how you rate two last drafts - still too early).
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Post#17 » by Sasaki » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:40 pm

No one else is saying the Wizards?
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Post#18 » by MOrgil » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:55 pm

Yeah, where are my Wizards? They've been bottom 2-3 team last I don't know how many seasons... The franchise needs major changes, seriously.
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Post#19 » by East_Coast » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:42 pm

Colangelo is braindead
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Post#20 » by JordansBulls » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:46 pm

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