It's a word that is horrific to the ears of fans, terrifying to an NBA front office and puzzling to the players.
Fans are horrified at the word rebuilding because it means that their team is entering uncertain times. These times are not defined by any specific time frame, which means that fans often begin to question spending their money to watch a losing team.
NBA front offices are terrified of rebuilding because there isn't an exact way to make the process go smoothly. Some teams have the right assets to make a rebuild last less than three years, while it can take a lot longer for others.
And players are puzzled by the thought of rebuilding because of their natural desire to win basketball games. They cannot come to understand why certain teams would rather play the younger players in order to see what they have at the time.
Rebuilding is not a fun process for anyone. Well, unless you are a guy like me who loves to cook up trade scenarios based on salary figures, team needs and draft picks.
But hey—we all have our caveats, right?
With the idea of rebuilding in mind, there are 10 teams in the NBA that are in for a long rebuilding process.
Some of them have recently had superstars leave them high and dry, while others have had superstar after superstar turn them down.
But no matter the situation, these 10 teams are sure to be in for a longer rebuild than the organization, and their fans, could possibly have wanted.