Now is about a good a time as any for this experiment:
Imagine. The Wizards finish with 47 wins and host a playoff series which they win, only then to be eliminated by Miami/Indianapolis 4-2, all games close. The team develops an underdog's grittiness and a willingness to play tough D. All the players maintain their current level of production, no great leaps forward, no regression, and Otto Porter manages to offer a useful 10-12 minutes a game.
Do you bring Ernie Grunfeld back as GM? Do you bring Randy Wittman back as coach?