Sixers streaking to top spot?

Flounder on menu for biggest losers. Here's how they rank in the lotto race

Originally Published: March 24, 2014
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider

Michael Carter-WilliamsHoward Smith/USA TODAY SportsNo pain, no gain? The 76ers have lost 24 straight games, but could win the best lotto odds.

The 76ers have lost 24 straight games. Twenty-four. If that's not tanking, I don't know what is. It's become more than plausible, given how badly they've played, that they won't win another game this season.

The challenge for the Sixers is that they aren't the only team intent on dumping their last few games. The Bucks have lost their past seven and still hold a two-game lead over the Sixers for the 25 percent chance of winning the lottery -- a lottery, I might add, that looks weaker after the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. Both Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker were horrible in losses, and Joel Embiid never got on the floor due to a back injury. If those are the three guys who are supposed to turn around franchises, owners may be asking their general managers right now: We lost all of these games for this?

Here's our weekly look at where the 10 worst teams in the NBA stand in their quest for the No. 1 pick in the draft.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider