Most of the teams that advanced to the second round of the postseason have a pretty decent short-term outlook. Not all are in great shape physically and/or financially, but a good number of them are poised to make another run at a championship next season.
The story is markedly different for the other 22 teams in the NBA, however. Relief is simply not on the horizon for a number of struggling franchises. Just as Rome wasn't built in a day, many teams can't be built (or rebuilt) in a single season.
For some, it will take a little bit of fortune and a healthy amount of patience before the turnaround happens. And even then, much like now, there will still be plenty more questions than there are answers.