I don't wish misery on my beloved Wizards, but at some point you have to hope that things go so badly that changes have to made. Ted is a spin guy through and through. He could sell my dog's excrement and people would buy it. Which begs me to know why making the postseason was/is so life or death right now?
In case Ted hasn't been paying attention the Miami Heat have won two consecutive championships, made the Finals in three straight seasons, and gotten better every year along the way. The Nets went all in, the Bulls have Rose back, the Pacers are a year better, the Nnicks are a 45+ win team. The point is their margin for error was slim from the beginning, yet they're so hardheaded that they believe they need to make an all or nothing push to sneak into the 8th seed of the EC.
What made this year's team so much better than last season (winning 29 games)?
Wall is still inconsistent, Nene is oft injured, Beal is 20 years old, Webster had a career year last season, Seraphin and Vesely have not improved to where they need/should be, Maynor plays at the polar opposite speed of Wall, Harrington is 37, blah, blah, blah.
So what's the silver lining?
A loaded lottery class, a new front office regime, new coaching/training staff, and some money to spend in FA.
Ted was right when he said losing was going to be painful, however the most painful aspect could be over confidence and thinking they're ready to compete, when clearly they're not ready to.
This is not a panic post, this comes from a fan that believes if you're not competing to be in your conference semi finals, you should be in building mode to get there.