- Here’s a list of NBA teams never to reach the NBA Finals
- Four teams are from the Western Conference, and one is from the Eastern Conference.
- The Denver Nuggets made it out of the list as they reached their first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history and won the 2023 NBA title.
The landscape and style of play in the NBA are constantly changing and evolving; thus, teams in the league must keep up. This is why teams assemble the best possible roster every season to improve their odds of lifting the coveted Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
However, five franchises in the league still haven’t had the opportunity to gauge their chances in the NBA finals because they haven’t even reached the grandest stage. These five teams are the Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, and New Orleans Pelicans.
The Denver Nuggets, previously included in the list, made its first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history in 2023. They maximized their odds in basketball betting by beating the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, 4-1, and claiming their maiden Larry O’Brien championship trophy.
NUGGETS WIN IT ALL pic.twitter.com/uj5266xiZe
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) June 13, 2023
NBA Teams Never To Reach the NBA Finals
|NBA Teams Never To Reach the NBA Finals|
|1.) Charlotte Hornets|
|2.) Los Angeles Clippers|
|3.) Memphis Grizzlies|
|4.) Minnesota Timberwolves|
|5.) New Orleans Pelicans|
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