Lots of blame for mess in Washington

Wizards are league's only winless team this season. Why? (PER Diem: Jan. 9, 2012)

Updated: January 9, 2012, 4:23 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Washington WizardsKim Klement/US PresswireAlthough the Wizards have a lot of talent, they are still searching for their first victory.

Winning the lottery is supposed to be a ticket back to respectability. Four years ago Chicago won, got Derrick Rose, and now has one of the best teams in basketball. Three years ago, the Clippers won, got Blake Griffin, and now have one of the best squads in the Western Conference. And this past June, the Cavaliers hit the jackpot and got Kyrie Irving; already, it appears that Cleveland may be respectable.