Inspired by Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards Over & Back explores the best players on the worst NBA teams.
Last season, Bradley Beal joined a rare club of players who averaged 30+ points per game for a team with fewer than 30 wins. And he, and the Wizards, are on track to do it again.
Beal is one of many great NBA players in history to find himself on a terrible team and on this week’s episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast we’ll examine the best of the best on… the worst of the worst.
- Players to score 30 points-per-game on teams with less than 30 wins including Jack Twyman, Walt Bellamy, Bob Pettit, Adrian Dantley, Bernard King and Bradley Beal.
- The surprising omission of both Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant for that list.
- Players who averaged 25, 5.5 & 5.5 in a season on sub-30 win teams (Richie Guerin & Tracy McGrady).
- A deep dive into the best players on the worst NBA teams in history including Derek Harper, Derrick Brown, Walt Wesley, Anthony Goldwire, Fred Carter, Kenny Sailors, Kevin Edwards, Michael Cage, Derek Anderson, Michael Carter-Williams and many more.
- We’ll also look at MVPs on sub-.500 teams including Wilt Chamberlain, players with 16+ Win Shares in a season on bad teams including Wilt again, Neil Johnston, Alex Groza, Walt Bellamy and Oscar Robertson.
- And last but not least, players with 29+ PER and high Value Over Replacement Player marks that still played for struggling teams including yep Wilt again, Anthony Davis, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James and Tracy McGrady.
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