Juniper Repot Zone 9

I have a juniper I initially styled as a cascade. It’s currently in its original plastic container. I like to further develop the trees trunk size and much more branching. My thought is to repot into a colander a bit larger than the plastic container it’s in now. Is this the right time of year to repot this juniper?

My understanding is that junipers are best repotted a few weeks after deciduous trees start budding. It may be that the warmer temps help recovery better. It’s the time I typically repot mine, and they seem to recover well. Much better than the time I messed with one in the fall.

Hopefully someone with a bit more expertise can chime in though.