The Wizards don't have time to continue tanking. They're at the point now where it's not about being a contender immediately. They've been missing the playoffs for so long, right now their goal is just to make the playoffs. I'm sure when they first started tanking they had the whole "longterm, build a contender" mentality but that ship has sailed. Expectations have gone down. Their fans are starting to leave, at this point you need to just put out a team that can win some games out there. After you've been losing for so long, something's gotta give.