It’s that time of the year when we make our wishes and resolutions and are highly motivated to pull them off before the end of next year, and even though we’re not going to be able to achieve all of them, we like to fool ourselves and swear we’re going to work for that.
Moreover, NBA franchises are pretty much doing the very same thing as us, the difference being they actually need to do a lot of things in order of making those wishes come true.
Today, we’re going to let you know about every single team’s wishes and resolutions for next year.
Atlanta Hawks - 1st NBA Draft Pick
The Atlanta Hawks got a stud in Trae Young and John Collins is looking way better this year, but they still need a top-tier youngster for them to take a step forward in their rebuild. Having said that, landing Zion Williamson or RJ Barrett next season would be ideal for them.
Brooklyn Nets - To Sign One Superstar Next Summer
The Brooklyn Nets are allegedly going to be quite aggressive next season in order to pursue a top-tier free agent, and they’re going to have enough cap space to pull it off. With Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler being their main targets, it’s not going to be an easy promise to keep.
Boston Celtics - To Win NBA Championship
Some of you may think this is kind of far-fetched, but the Boston Celtics actually have enough talent to win this year’s Championship. Their team hasn’t clicked the way they would want to, but it’s still pretty early in the season. When Kyrie gets hot, he’s not going to be stopped, so there’s still hope for them.
Charlotte Hornets - To Add More Talents And Help Kemba Walker
Unless they can surround Kemba Walker with an All-Star next season, the Charlotte Hornets are going to lose their point guard in free agency. They can’t compete without more talent around Kemba, and it’s about damn time they do something about it.
Chicago Bulls - To Get Top Pick Next Draft
The Chicago Bulls have quite a promising young core in Dunn, Markkanen, LaVine, Portis, and Carter, but they still lack a franchise player that could take them back to their former glory days. RJ Barrett would be their go-to-guy should they have the chance to get him.
Cleveland Cavaliers - Zion Williamson
Zion Williamson has been drawing LeBron James’ comparisons since high school, and that’s exactly why the Cleveland Cavaliers want to get him at all costs. He’s the strongest teenager I’ve ever seen, and the kind of guy that could bring back hope to the Q following James’ departure.
Dallas Mavericks - To Add More Talents Around Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic has proven to be one of the best rookies in the history of the game and he just keeps getting better and better. He can lead the Mavs to Championship contention in a couple of years, but they need to are more consistent role players next to him.
Denver Nuggets - To Play In The Western Conference Finals
The Denver Nuggets have proven to be one of the toughest teams to beat in the league this season, especially in their own turf. Having said that, they would love to surprise everybody and make it to the Western Conference Finals, and who knows? Even make it to the Finals once and for all.
Detroit Pistons - To Build A System And Play In Playoffs
The Detroit Pistons look like a bunch of guys that didn’t even knew their names before the start of a pickup game, but somehow they still manage to win some games. They need to build an identity and finally make it back to the playoffs - and you know, to trade Reggie Jackson until the February deadline.
Golden State Warriors - NBA Championship
The only thing that could save the Warriors this season is winning another Championship and get their desired three-peat. Kevin Durant is going to leave, Thompson and Green are going through a slump and Cousins is yet to make his debut. So yeah, it’s all or nothing for them at this point.
Houston Rockets - NBA Championship
The Houston Rockets spent a lot of money this offseason in order to keep both Chris Paul and Clint Capela, and the main reason why they did that was to build on last year’s success and win an NBA Championship. There’s no in-between, anything less than that is going to be a failure.
Indiana Pacers - To Surprise Everyone And Play ECF
Nobody’s talking about the Indiana Pacers, but they’re lowkey one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. They choked in the playoffs last year, but they’ve gotten better and more mature. It’s a bit of a long shot, but with an inspired Victor Oladipo, they could make it to the ECF.
Los Angeles Clippers - To Sign Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard has already stated his desire to play in his hometown Los Angeles next season, while rumors point towards him not wanting to join forces with LeBron James. What else needs to be said? You have the money, you have the leverage. The ball is on your court, Doc Rivers.
Los Angeles Lakers - To Get Anthony Davis
LeBron James couldn’t care less about tampering rules and has already said that he wants to play with Anthony Davis. The team needs to pull the trigger and trade for him this offseason before the Celtics put together a better trade package and snatch him for good. He’s the missing piece they crave in order to win a Championship again.
Memphis Grizzlies - To Rebuild The Squad With Picks
The Memphis Grizzlies should try and move Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, as they don’t have enough talent to go deep into the playoffs. Jaren Jackson Jr looks like their franchise cornerstone right now, so they should try and stack as much picks as the can to build for the future.
Miami Heat - To Start Rebuilding And Get Young Players
Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside aren’t good enough to take a team to the playoffs. The Miami Heat should try and move both and just hands the keys of the car to Justise Winslow. He may grow to be the stud we all hoped he’d be, while they should pile up picks and young players for the future.
Minnesota Timberwolves - To Finally Get Better with KAT and Wiggins
Jimmy Butler exposed Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins and made them lose a lot of credibility among their peers. These young men need to put it together and prove that they have the character to compete. They need to prove they care, as they have the talent to take the Wolves to the playoffs, but they’re just soft right now.
Milwaukee Bucks - Eastern Conference Finals
The Milwaukee Bucks have quietly and quickly surged as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, and with Giannis Antetokounmpo on the verge of an MVP season, they could even put together a great playoff run and make it to the East’s ultimate stage. The sky’s the limit for the Greek Freak.
New Orleans Pelicans - To keep Anthony Davis
The only way the New Orleans Pelicans get to keep Anthony Davis is by surrounding him with top-tier free agents, something that’s not going to be easy considering how much of a small market New Orleans is. This looks like an impossible task at this point, as Davis has really outgrown them.
New York Knicks - Zion Williamson
Zion Williamson has already shown his respect for Kristaps Porzings and had nothing but praise for the Madison Square Garden. The Knicks have a huge shot at the 1st overall pick, and he’s got the potential to bring back hope for Knicks fans and get them back to the playoffs once and for all.
Oklahoma City Thunder - To Play In The NBA Finals
The Oklahoma City Thunder looks really better amid Dennis Schroder’s arrival and they’re only going to get better once Andre Roberson comes back to anchor their defense. They have a tough two-way big three in Adams, George and Westbrook, and we’re all rooting for them to make it to the Finals.
Orlando Magic - To Get Young Point Guard
The Orlando Magic have been rebuilding ever since Dwight Howard left the team but they seem stuck in the middle of nowhere right now. They don’t have a true playmaker with DJ Augustin pulling the strings of the offense, so they need to have a pass-first kind of starting point guard next year.
Philadelphia 76ers - NBA Finals
The Philadelphia 76ers went all in by trading away Robert Covington and Dario Saric away to the Minnesota Timberwolves in order to get Jimmy Butler, so they know it’s either a trip to the Finals or watching Jimmy walk away in the summer. They have enough talent, but the fit is a huge question mark.
Phoenix Suns - To Get Young PG and Create Young Big 3
There’s no denying in Devin Booker’s and Deandre Ayton’s talent, but no team in the world can win without a point guard. It just can’t be done. They should look deep in the Draft in order to get their playmaker for the future and create one of the deadliest young big threes the league has ever seen.
Portland Trail Blazers - To Add All-Star For Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic and CJ McCollum are great together, but let’s not fool ourselves, they’re still not Championship bound. Unless the Blazers find a way to add another All-Star, they’re just going to keep wasting Damian Lillard’s prime until he eventually forces a trade away from the team.
San Antonio Spurs - To Find Good Picks and Start Rebuilding
The San Antonio Spurs should find a way to trade away Rudy Gay and pile up as much picks as they can for the future, as they’re on the verge of contention but still need a couple of young assets to go back to their old dominant self. DeRozan can lead the way in the future, but they need more help right now.
Sacramento Kings - To Continue Like This And Add More Young Players
These new-look Sacramento Kings are great. They’re young, they’re fast, they’re exciting to watch and they’re not afraid of anybody. Hopefully, they manage to make it to the playoffs for their young ballers to get more experience. Adding one or two more prospects would be ideal. They’re going to be a dynasty.
Toronto Raptors - NBA Championship
It’s now or never for the Toronto Raptors. If they want to keep Kawhi Leonard, they have to win a Championship. Hell, even if Leonard winds up leaving after the season, it will all be worthy if they win once and for all.
Utah Jazz - To Add 1 All-Star Next Summer
The Utah Jazz has been quite disappointing this season, and the lack of All-Star caliber talents has been evident. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert are some of the best players on their positions, but they need to round things up with another top-tier baller if they want to make it in the West.
Washington Wizards - To Tank And Get A Good Pick Next Summer
It’s time to call it a day for the Washington Wizards. They suck right now and aren’t going to be much better in the foreseeable future. With a lot of players set to become free agents, they need to pile up as much picks as they can right now and try to move Bradley Beal and Otto Porter.