2019-20 NBA season
Golden State Warriors finish 15-50
A lot has to go wrong for an NBA team to win just 15 games.
In the case of the 2019-20 Golden State Warriors, just about everything you could possibly imagine went south.
We’ll start with the obvious: COVID-19.
The Dubs’ pitiful season was cut abruptly short at 65 games as the world took a hiatus from basketball to focus on bigger things. When the NBA packed its bags and headed to Disney — the Warriors, along with the other lottery teams, weren’t invited.
Prior to this world-shaking event, the Warriors were already navigating through multiple disasters.
They had lost Klay Thompson due to injury in the previous NBA Finals, causing them to narrowly fumble a three-peat opportunity. Just a few weeks later, Kevin Durant announced he was joining the Brooklyn Nets.
Still, with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green on the roster, Golden State was expecting to stay above water.
A season-ending hand injury for Curry and an uninspired (also injured) Green put those expectations to rest rather quickly.
When it was all said and done, the Dubs finished with the worst record in the NBA. It was the third lowest win percentage in franchise history.
Alongside them, the Cleveland Cavaliers with 19 wins. A far cry from the championship-caliber battles they had so recently fought.