With NBA training camps set to open in fewer than two months, uncertainty is reigning supreme across the league at the moment.
Between the fit of major free-agent acquisitions, potential trades looming, replacing offseason losses and a few yet-to-be-resolved situations for marquee restricted free agents, few (if any) head coaches can feel completely comfortable about where their teams stand.
All it takes is one offseason injury—as Indiana Pacers forward Paul George horrifically demonstrated during a Team USA scrimmage on Aug. 1—to transform a would-be contender into a potential lottery team.
While most squads will grapple with an assortment of questions over the coming weeks, each team has one that rises above the rest. How each franchise deals with said issue will have the greatest bearing on both its short- and long-term future.
Here's a look at the questions that will keep head coaches tossing and turning late at night over the coming weeks.