Is there truth to this? Sure. But it's applicable to almost half the teams in the league. Considering the noise post season mostly comes from the same teams every year, that's the power hierarchy of the NBA. There are obvious exceptions to the rule but I don't think that justifies us getting all weepy and doomsday.
We are no where near as bad as we were predicted to be this year. We picked Bayless up for a song. We have incredible financial flexibility going forward. We got completely hosed by Jordan, which would have given us a defensive centre and a multidimensional (chubby, couldn't resist) SF. Not Colangelo's fault but man I would have loved to have seen that team hit the floor and see what it could have done.
If that ONE trade had gone through I think we would have been a respectable team this year. So who knows what the future holds and what is going to happen. The real key to this is, who cares? Do you want to watch the games? Watch them. Enjoy the games. If you tie up your personal identity in whether a rebuilding team wins and it starts effecting your day to day, then bandwagon on a winning team. It's like we all know we're going to die someday, but if we sit around and think about it then we could miss a lot of wicked and amazing things.