The NBA offseason is always a time where many franchises go out and acquire assets to make them not only better, but contend for a championship. This year was no exception to that as plenty of teams went out and made some moves to not only help them succeed this upcoming season, but for future seasons as well.
The Milwaukee Bucks attempted to load up on talent in hopes to get Giannis Antetokounmpo to agree to a super-max contract extension to remain in Milwaukee for years to come and the Los Angeles Lakers made some trades and free-agent acquisitions to make a run at defending their recent championship.
This upcoming season, every NBA team is slated to play a 72-game regular season, barring no cancellations of games due to player safety, and with all of the uncertainty in sports today due to COVID-19 protocols, every game means a little bit more this season. Teams will have to bring it their all at the start of the year and use their offseason moves to propel them above other teams in the league.
Overall, many teams did improve this offseason, however, there were a handful of teams who did the opposite and are trending in the wrong direction for many reasons. Whether it is because of injuries or because they lost a key player in free agency, some teams who made the playoffs last year may not be so lucky to make it back to the playoffs again this season.
Although all 30 teams in the league possess some great, All-Star level talent, only 16 teams get to compete for a NBA title in the playoffs. With that being said, here are the five teams who were the biggest losers of the offseason.