Here are the NBA teams with the best record since the 2015-16 season ...
Toronto Raptors : 270 - 122
Golden State Warriors : 270 - 123
Houston Rockets : 254 - 138
San Antonio Spurs : 250 - 141
Boston Celtics : 248 - 144
[–]Philippines Toobie4564 949 指標 11小時前
It's cool that Spurs are still in the Top 5 even with them not getting to 50 wins in the last 3 seasons.
[–]Spurs Carly-Che-Jepsen 451 指標 10小時前
Getting 67 wins in a season will help with that
[–][PHI] Andre Iguodala Iputthescrewintuna 10 指標 5小時前
Such an overlooked season.
Understandable since GSW had record 73 wins but the Spurs had tied the record going 40-1 at home which is just insane.
[–]Philippines Toobie4564 5 指標 3小時前
It's only overlooked now but during 2015-16 the Spurs were talked about a lot. They had one of the best defenses of all time and there was a possibility of them also breaking the Bulls' 72-10 record.
People were anticipating aWarriors vs Spurs WCF that they say would be the REAL NBA finals which everyone expected was going to be one of the best series ever.
It's just that they underachieved in the playoffs by losing in the second round and now people tend to forget about them because the Thunder and Warriors' 3-1 collapse were more memorable.
[–]Philippines Toobie4564 258 指標 10小時前
And 61 wins the following season
[–][SAS] Brent Barry jeewantha 18 指標 11小時前
I hate how this record will get much worse for us in the coming years. I really don't see MVP potential in any of our young players. I hope we don't sign DeRozan at least.
[–]Raptors sleepy416 65 指標 10小時前
Also the Cavs not being on here. Made the finals three years in a row and won a chip in that time frame and they still aren't top 5. Lebron is special man...
[–]Heat mhj0808 5 指標 10小時前
And the most notable not here obviously, the Cavs. Not in the top 5 for records but made the finals almost every year.
[–]Pacers CrateBagSoup[ ] 57 指標 10小時前
Three years of 50-30 ish to two years of 20-60 ish. Feel like Lebron should have his own line to compare on here.
[–]Celtics eaglessoar 14 指標 9小時前
19-20: 47 - 13
18-19: 28 - 27
17-18: 50 - 32
16-17: 51 - 23
15-16: 56 - 20
232 - 115
[–]Raptors sleepy416 17 指標 10小時前
I think kyrie leaving also set them back these last two years. I think they knew when Lebron signed that he won’t stay there the rest of his career, but they thought Kyrie would still be there to take over when he does leave. Kyrie and love would still be a respectful team in the east with the right pieces around them. It’s not the only reason for their struggles but I think it’s a big one.
[–][BOS] Paul Pierce Holmes20 100 指標 11小時前
Can't believe we traded Pierce and KG in 2013 and still somehow manage to be in the top 5 records from 15-20. Ainge deserves a fucking medal.
[–]Raptors Ting_Brennan 48 指標 10小時前
This is pretty much the dream rebuild for any team. Trade/lose your superstar coach and players, only miss the playoffs a single year, then back to contender status in a few years with a superstar (IT, Kyrie, Tatum). A lot of things have to go right, but Ainge definitely deserves more praise.
[–][SAC] De'Aaron Fox Boxcar-Mike 7 指標 10小時前
w/out Hayward's injury and if Kyrie had worked out...there was a chance that they were going to the Finals for a few years. It's a remarkable job by Ainge. He set them up as best as anyone could.
[–]Heat Respected-Watcher 789 指標 11小時前
If anything the rockets record is most notable here
254 wins in a historically stacked west and never made the finals
[–]Raptors DavidKirk2000 286 指標 11小時前
And that’s also them having a shitty record in 2015-16. Impressive stuff.
[–]Rockets HumbleVacation3 167 指標 11小時前
We never made the finals but we were the second best team during the CP3 era.
[–]Heat Respected-Watcher 137 指標 11小時前
Yeah I agree, I’m convinced if Paul didn’t pull his hamstring against the warriors you win the title
[–]Rockets HumbleVacation3 121 指標 11小時前
Game 7 against the Warriors would still be close, but we were definitely better then the Cavs.
[–]jackjack320455 32 指標 10小時前
WCF that year was the true finals.
[–]electric_vindaloo 43 指標 10小時前
I don’t know if the rockets beat the warriors just because they’re the warriors, but if it went to game 7 it would’ve been really close and the rockets wouldn’t have missed 27 straight threes because CP wouldn’t allow it, he would’ve drove to the basket or do some simple pick n rolls with Capela to get them going
[–]ramps14 29 指標 10小時前
I think you mean during CP3's first year. There were a couple of teams that were clearly better last year. However that 2018 team and the cavs 2017 team are at the top of the best teams to never win the championship
[–]Timberwolves 6Big_Barry9 13 指標 10小時前
16’ warriors were better than both of those teams
[–]David_H21 7 指標 8小時前
2017 Cavs were not that good lmao. They could not play defense. You're not going anywhere if you cant play defense. Spurs were definitely better in 2017, and probably the Rockets too. Cavs were maybe the 4th best team in the league that year.
[–]Thunder HeDrinkMilk 41 指標 10小時前
2015-2016 Thunder too. Everyone jokes about GSW blowing a 3-1 lead but seem to leave out the part about GSW overcoming 3-1 in the series right before that.
[–]Raptors Sprinkle_Salt 25 指標 9小時前
This stat is why our fan base can be maddening sometimes. This stat is why DeRozan will always have a special place in most fans hearts. This is why we love JV, Demar, Kyle, Etc. so much and why we as fans may come off as obnoxious. We have been spoiled these last five, six years with amazing basketball and we’re proud of these teams. Many of us fans went through some pretty rough times since the team was created and now we have been able to enjoy some magical seasons.
[–]Raptors daydreamin511 529 指標 12小時前
I dont care for the attention regarding our record but as a personal fan and seeing the dark era of raptors, barely scraping the 8th seed or 50 wins to seeing this record it makes me happy. Gotta appreciate this until we’re no longer elite
[–]Raptors rcoberle_54 10 指標 10小時前
I remember the early bosh days and early derozan days where we were barely scraping 20 wins. This era of raptors basketball has been unreal.
[–]Kings jacobmerc 368 指標 11小時前*
“Dark era... barely scraping the 8th seed or 50 wins”
Cries in Sacramento Kings
[–]Raptors Karl_with_a_C 23 指標 10小時前
There's a comma. We were trash. There was a time when Andrea Barngani was our "star player".
[–]Raptors YeahFella 35 指標 10小時前
We were pretty much the Kings from like 2002 until we made that trade with you guys in December 2013 (minus 2 truly mediocre playoff experiences in 07 and 08). Then everything changed. Maybe we traded away our bad mojo and gave you guys a surplus haha.
[–]mycrappybike 22 指標 10小時前
It's amazing how underrated that trade was. That trade didn't really include any major players (Rudy Gay was already washed up), but it brought in a winning culture overnight that has remained ever since.
[–]Nuggets FalsyB 10 指標 10小時前
What was the trade and why was it significant?
[–]Raptors Slaphappydap 42 指標 10小時前
Raptors traded Rudy Gay, his enormous contract, and a couple of role players to Sacremento for Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, Salmons and Hayes. Vasquez put in some nice time for us at PG, and Patterson was one of those sneaky 3 and D guys who have great analytics even if his personal numbers aren't huge.
Moving Gay unlocked Lowry and Derozen, let Terrence Ross emerge, and added some quality veterans to the team during a transition period. Between that trade and moving Bargnani to the Knicks you can draw a pretty straight line through the Ujiri era to the championship team, using pieces and space to get Ibaka, moving some good players to get Gasol, drafting well, etc.
Gay, for us, held the ball more that we'd like, wasn't terribly efficient, shot too many 2's instead of 3's and his contract was a burden. I think he's evolved his game a bit, but at the time we just couldn't find the right fit at SF.
[–]Raptors ohgosh_thejosh 17 指標 9小時前
And never forget we flipped Vasquez for Norman Powell and a first rounder lol
[–]Precology 48 指標 11小時前
Surprised to see that my Bulls aren't on this list.
[–]Suns faze_ogrelord 18 指標 10小時前
Surprised to see that my Suns aren't on this list.
[–]Clippers GilClips 492 指標 11小時前
Okay, now do the bottom 5!
[–]Trail Blazers TimIsStrong 994 指標 10小時前
It’s literally just the knicks 5 times
[–][SEA] Kevin Durant WestleyThe 220 指標 10小時前
Knicks, kings, Twolves, lakers, Phoenix
If I was to guess
[–]ImProbably TakinADump 69 指標 9小時前
Close replace Lakers and Wolves with Bulls and Nets
[–]Bucks displaced-badger 21 指標 10小時前
[–]Brazil Brazilian-Icelandic 43 指標 8小時前
As a wolves fan i'm kinda surprised by that tbh
[–][LAL] Lonzo Ball marcello153 21 指標 8小時前
Jimmy and the third stringers
[–]Bucks Kchronis 3 指標 10小時前
Im curious to see how much ahead the warriors would be if they didnt suck this year
[–]Celtics lferreira86 285 指標 11小時前
The fact the Warriors went 15-50 and are still the second best team of the last half decade shows how insane that roster was
[–]76ers Sour__Cream 121 指標 11小時前
Second best team by one game too. Technically speaking if the Raptors lose their first game in the dome, the Warriors retake that #1 spot
[–]Warriors pikindaguy 225 指標 13小時前
If you exclude that and throw in 14-15 where we won 67 games the gap would be even greater. We also won 51 games the year before that too.
[–]effhomer 615 指標 12小時前
It's almost like this time period was specifically chosen to highlight the raptors accomplishments
[–]choose usernameeeeeee 49 指標 12小時前
And the other time periods mentioned would be cherry picked to show GS stats. Still impressive.
[–]oneloveli 183 指標 13小時前
What is wrong with an underappreciated team posting facts to remind people how good they have been? Raptors deserve more attention and respect for what they have been doing in the past 6 years.
This sub is usually reasonable and educated. I don't know why it produces so much hatred when it comes to Raptors...
[–]Hawks WhosYourPapa 80 指標 12小時前
Because if you've been in this sub long enough you know that literally all Raptors fans do is complain about how they don't get enough respect. It's one of the constants of this subreddit, along with Lakers and Celtics fans thinking every free agent is going to them, Philly fans overreacting, and Magic fans being nonexistent
[–]Celtics Tellsyouajoke 20 指標 12小時前
Most Celtics fans know we won’t ever get a FA.
We just believe all our draft picks are gonna be Hall of Famers and Ainge will get Luka in exchange for our 2030 second round pick and a random pick from Memphis or something.