Dark Times Ahead: Five Lottery-Bound NBA Teams in 2012-2013

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the NBA lottery are well-acquainted (Getty Images)

Germany, November 10, 1938.  To German and Austrian Jews who survived to see the morning, there was no imminent hope in the aftermath of Kristallnacht.  Fast forward to today, and a majority of NBA general managers acknowledge the necessity of collective team suffrage, before great times return.  For a handful of NBA clubs, bad times may equate to tweaking personnel and treading water on the cusp of the playoffs, but for others, it means tearing down the roster and establishing an indefinite presence in the NBA cellar.  A GM’s recognition to hit the reset button on a stalling franchise requires maturity, patience, and a sparkly new vision.

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