3 Teams that are worse than the Trail Blazers despite their records

The Blazers might have one of the NBA's worst records, but they're still better off than these squads.

Dejounte Murray (left), Trae Young; Atlanta Hawks
Dejounte Murray (left), Trae Young; Atlanta Hawks / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages
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Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have the same number of wins as the Grizzlies. What they don't have is the potential for a healthy and focused Ja Morant or a Defensive Player of the Year in Jackson Jr.

The franchise dealt long-time centerpieces Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby this season with the hopes of initiating a restart. But those trades came a year too late and Raptors President Masai Ujiri didn't get the return he could have had he pulled the trigger sooner.

What's worse is Toronto owes the San Antonio Spurs their top-6 protected first-round pick this year; right now, the Raptors have the league's seventh-worst record.

Scottie Barnes is locked in as the organizational building block. The team acquired RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley from the New York Knicks in exchange for Anunoby and has a few young players with some potential in Ochai Agbaji and 2023 first-round pick Gradey Dick. Other than that, the future looks a bit bleak.

Toronto has seemed directionless for almost two full seasons now, and it may not even have a first-round pick this year to show for it. The Raptors might have more wins, but the Blazers are set up for more success.