The one 2013 free agent that each NBA team should already be eyeing is a player who fills a specific need while also being able to fit within salary-cap restraints.
With the increased luxury tax penalties set to begin next season—as detailed by Larry Coon's NBA Salary Cap FAQ—the free agents identified with each team include only those who could be afforded while avoiding those penalties as much as possible.
In projecting as much, a luxury tax ranging between $70-72 million for 2013-14 was roughly assumed.
This list considers all players currently scheduled to become either restricted or unrestricted free agents according to ESPN.com.
The total salary dollars already committed by each team were also identified using Hoopsworld.com's salary tracker as a reference.
In some cases, the player each team should be keeping a close eye on is a restricted free agent on its own roster. In others, it is a minimum-contract player needed to simply fill out a roster while avoiding tax penalties, as well as max-contract players who could reshape the face of a franchise.