NBA: 4 Teams That Will Plunge in the Standings in 2013

July 17th, 2012 by Ben Leibowitz Leave a reply »
While NBA teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors appear poised to greatly improve upon last season's lackluster records, other teams have shown during this offseason that they may have put themselves in a position to plunge in the standings next season.

Whether it's for a lack of key signings, losing players via trade or free agency or even question marks about continuity and team chemistry, a handful of NBA teams will likely lose more games next season than they did the season before (and not just because next season won't be shortened by a lockout).

Here are four NBA teams that will take a hit in the NBA standings next season.

(Note: The Dallas Mavericks were originally poised to make this list, but following moves to add Chris Kaman, Elton Brand, Darren Collison, Dahntay Jones and finally O.J. Mayo, according to Mayo's Twitter account, the Mavs appear to have added enough to improve upon a down year last season).

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