There are some really bad teams in the NBA that lose, lose, lose and can’t seem to do much right from one night to the next. And then there are other teams in serious trouble.
There’s a difference, you see. Some are losing but really aren’t in tough shape. They’re stuck near the bottom of the NBA purely by circumstances: key injuries, grooming too many young players or biding time until the crummy contracts disappear and open salary cap space next summer.
Other teams are losing with no relief in sight. They’ve got major cap problems, stuck with poisonous contracts and characters, loaded down by draft busts or just mismanaged. Or all of the above. They need to be bulldozed, the quicker, the better, although it might take years.