Whenever an NBA team struggles, it may be because of an identity issue. It may not seem like a big deal, but the lack of a true identity hurts more than it may seem.
Take the New York Knicks, for example. They were a team known for playing a slow, defensive game, but then Mike D'Antoni came in and tried to make them a run-and-gun team. That didn't work, and the team is now flying high thanks to Mike Woodson bringing the old system back.
Other teams this year have not been so lucky.
The Boston Celtics are having a hard time adjusting to life without Ray Allen, and the young Washington Wizards continue to struggle, even with talented veterans in the locker room.
Many other teams are still on the hunt for who they really are. Until they find their true identities, they will sadly be destined to struggle.