In every NBA team's front office, there's a little red button sitting at the general manager's desk.
That button—the panic button, if you will—starts flashing as things get worse, just daring the people standing over it to rip off the glass case and slam their palms down on it. Every team wants to at times, but only a select few actually get to the point where they have no other choice.
Now obviously, that's not literally true, but it may as well be in a metaphorical sense.
General managers, coaches, players and fanbases all have panic buttons in their minds, and they get close to pushing them throughout various points of the season. The panic fluctuates between 0/10 (complete peace of mind) and 10/10 (holy $*%!, we have to do something now!), and most teams have the luxury of falling on the right half of the meter.
Here's hoping that's the case for your team. If you're from New York, chances are you're out of luck, though.