One-sentence progress reports for all 30 NBA teams as they enter the home stretch

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The 2023–24 NBA regular season is nearing its exciting conclusion, with each NBA team having around 25 games remaining on their schedules. Now is the time for teams to either make their playoff push or bow out in hopes of improving their lottery odds ahead of the upcoming NBA Draft. With a lot at stake over the final six weeks of the season, here are the progress reports for all 30 NBA teams as they enter the home stretch.

Atlantic Division

Boston Celtics: Boston's big offseason additions of Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis have them running away with the best record in the NBA, making them the clear title favorites.

Philadelphia 76ers: After a questionable series of trade deadline deals and Joel Embiid out for weeks, the Sixers are understandably struggling and sliding in the standings and are just a game out of eight in the East.

New York Knicks: After being red hot after trading for OG Anunoby, they've cooled off with injuries to him, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson, but once healthy, they and their in-season acquisitions should make them contenders.

Brooklyn Nets: The Nets are reportedly hoping to land up to two stars this summer, though they are playing for ping pong balls now and they can get as high as sixth in the lottery order over the remainder of the season.

Toronto Raptors: After trading OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam, the new-look Raptors are aiming to skip a full teardown by building around  Scottie Barnes, but each win increases their chances of losing a top-10 pick to the Spurs.