The happiest basketball coach in the world right now should be Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer, since he’s one win away from the NBA title.Utah Jazz
The Blazers will need to undergo seismic roster changes this offseason to keep Lillard satisfied and stave off his seemingly imminent trade request. But in pivoting even harder into win-now mode, they may wind up doing more damage to their long-term future than they would if they just trade Lillard now.Washington Wizards
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no deal has been reached. The Wizards' plans were first reported by ESPN, which said Unseld completed two days of interviews Friday.Philadelphia 76ers
Bouknight is a shifty lead guard who is sneaky bouncy and loves to get to the rim. He was out for six weeks with an elbow injury and recorded two double-doubles in his first few games back. Bouknight needs to improve his outside shooting after shooting just 29% from 3-point range and 44.7% from the field.
Shooting is paramount in today’s NBA, to the point bigs that aren’t able to spread the floor don’t get to see it much when things get serious. Johnson has a ways to go in this area, despite his 44.4% clip from deep. That number is on only 18 attempts, and watching his form, it’s no secret why he didn’t attempt more.
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Siakam also underwent surgery last month to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, which could limit his availability to begin next season. None of this is ideal for Philadelphia. Siakam is also two years removed from significantly contributing to a title and one removed from a brilliant two-way season. His rapport with Cameroonian countryman Embiid does not hurt, although his career 3-point percentage (32.5%) might.Oklahoma City Thunder
"He didn't have a bailout for the players," Jordan said. "You know, players will always look for a bailout with an assistant coach or a younger guy on the staff. He says, 'Look, this is how it is. This how it should be.' When he did his on-court teaching or scouting or walk throws, he said 'This is how we're going to play it, this is the best way to do it and we're going to try this. No matter what you said or what you may say, players, we're going to do it this way.'
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