When it comes to free agency, hope springs eternal. No matter how many times a team may saddle themselves with an unproductive player on a bloated contract in the offseason, cap space still burns a hole in the proverbial pocket of general managers. Risk assessment is usually trumped by unrealistic aspirations, and the crazy spending ensues.
While this group of free agents pales in comparison to a 2014 class that could feature LeBron James, there are still plenty of good players to be had. Here’s a look at which teams are guaranteed to be buyers this upcoming offseason.