Now that we're past the trade deadline, NBA teams still stuck in the gutter have little hope for salvation over the next four months.
The next real opportunity for any squad to make substantial improvements is June 26, the night of the 2014 NBA draft. Given the projected depth of the upcoming draft class, hope lies just around the corner for fans of the league's basement-dwellers.
By now, you've heard the names Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle thrown around. This year's class extends far beyond those five names, however.
Guys like Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III, who might have been lottery picks in 2013, could fall entirely out of the first round in 2014. The draft class is just that deep.
Heading into March, 21 of the league's 30 teams sit within six games of a playoff spot. While their owners wouldn't mind the extra postseason revenue, not all of those 21 should be thinking about making a late postseason push.
Because of the realities of their respective situations, the 10 teams featured here should be all-in on the 2014 NBA draft (assuming they aren't already).
All records are current through Feb. 28. Teams are organized in order of records, from worst to best.