Skip to content

Was the 2019-20 Brooklyn Nets the worst playoff team in NBA history?

In a recent tweet by Whistle Sports, Adam Kester posed a question of whether the 2019-20 Brooklyn Nets were the worst playoff team in NBA history. With the Nets’ offseason in full effect, this will be a fun thought exercise to discuss so let’s see how bad that team was relative to history. of the league.

Brooklyn finished the 2019-20 regular season with a 35-37 record (Kenny Atkinson was fired with a 28-34 record while Jacque Vaughn had a 7-3 record as an interim head coach) and drew the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs as a result. The Nets eventually lost the series in a sweep as Brooklyn lost to Toronto by an average margin of 20.5 points while allowing the Raptors to score 134 points in Game 1 and 150 points in Game 4.

As Kester pointed out, there are only three players on Brooklyn’s roster that are still in the NBA today: Joe Harris, Caris LeVert, and Jarrett Allen. During the series against the Raptors, Garrett Temple started all four games and Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot started three games. As bad as all of this sounds, according to Josh Evanoff of, the Nets’ 2019-20 team is only the eighth-worst team in NBA history to make the playoffs behind the 2003-04 Boston Celtics and the 1987-88 San Antonio Spurs.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.

Update your settings here to see it.


Brooklyn Nets projected to take Ricky Council IV with the 51st overall pick

Did the Brooklyn Nets win the Ben Simmons-James Harden trade?

Hollinger: Brooklyn Nets’ best path forward is to try to win

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire