Which NBA playoff teams face uncertain futures?

It required five postseasons without a title before Masai Ujiri had seen sufficient.
The Toronto Raptors had tapped out. In five seasons out of 2013-14 to 2017-18, the Raptors won more regular-season matches than another Eastern Conference team, but the Raptors watched more first-round exits than trips to the Eastern Conference finalsrather than reaching the NBA Finals.
And last July, Ujiri forced his move. The Raptors traded DeRozan — the leading scorer in franchise history in the peak of his profession — along with Jakob Poeltl and a top-20 shielded 2019 first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs to get Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and money considerations. The Lowry-DeRozan backcourt was broken up, the Coach of the Year Dwane Casey was let go after seven seasons, and also a new era in Toronto had begun.
The results have, so far, been optimistic. Despite Leonard missing about a quarter of the year, the Raptors now have better championship odds than they did at this time this past year. Therefore, Ujiri’s home run swing put the rest of the league on notice. If DeRozan is not safe, who is? Just like Miami’s Big Three triggered the era of player bureau, the Raptors could have broken the seal to additional perennial underachievers to follow suit.

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