according to Chad Ford and John Hollinger. They did an article for ESPN Insider ranking the teams based on what they predict will happen for the next three seasons. Washington ranked 29. But in the comments section they say that the Wiz have the worst roster and described EG as "bumbling" and that "he must be wondering what he has to do to get himself fired." Also they noted the ownership transition to Leonsis(most likely scenario) as a question mark.
The thing that stood out the most though was their player rankings. The scale is 0-400 based on current players, their potential for the future and expected departures. The Wiz ranked dead last with a score of 30....out of 400! The team ranked 29(Bobcats, also the team ranked 30 overall) scored 74 points and the Pacers(#28 in the player rankings) scored 104. So they are saying that not only are the Wiz last, but they are last by quite a margin.
The other criteria used in the rankings were management(28), money..cap situation(7), market(17), draft picks and position(6)....the Wizards ranking are in the parenthesis.
I have to admit I prefer Marc Stein over Chad Ford and I think John Hollinger gets too wrapped up in his numbers at times, so while I wasn't expecting much from them this still sort of shocked me. Of course the Wiz will struggle while rebuilding, but I don't think to the degree that they propose.