- Tom Haberstroh, ESPN Staff Writer
Picking a franchise's five best players is a wide-open layup compared to identifying the most detrimental players of an organization's history. But we've accomplished the feat with a little help from John Hollinger's player efficiency rating (PER), which provides a handy productivity measure using a player's box score statistics.
It's pretty obvious that the worst NBA player is the one who never plays, but such a list would be no fun to read or write. We're targeting guys you actually might remember but wish you couldn't (Nikoloz Tskitishvili, anyone?). So, in order to qualify for this list, a player needed to have played at least 10 minutes per contest over the course of at least 100 career games with the franchise. Furthermore, we've added the "Bruce Bowen Corollary" to exempt players who started for championship teams.
As you can see below, the results aren't pretty, no matter who you root for.
Most NBA players never sniff the achievements of the Association's greats. But they can take solace in the fact they didn't make this list. Tom Haberstroh takes a look at the five least productive regulars for every franchise.