With the basketball world caught up in the NBA Playoff madness, it's easy to overlook the coming offseason. That would be a serious mistake, however, considering that we could see one of the deeper free agencies in recent memory.
This year's free-agent class has only one sure-fire All-Star in point guard Deron Williams, but in terms of second- and third-tier talent, it's certainly up there. It has grizzled veterans (Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen), a gang of strong young talent bigs (Eric Gordon, Roy Hibbert, JaVale McGee, Brook Lopez) and a good collection of strong role players to boot.
But this level of talent doesn't come without a price—teams need to already be planning for the July madness or risk getting left in the dust.
While every team needs to do their best to improve themselves this summer, some teams have a higher need than others. Let's take a look at eight teams that need to be the most aggressive in this coming free agency.