David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
2014 Cap Space: $28 million
Potential Targets: Rudy Gay, Danny Granger, Luol Deng, LeBron James
The Cavaliers have been very careful to keep their cap space open the past few years, and I expect that not to change this summer.
For the Cavs, it's all about the summer of 2014.
Cleveland has addressed every position both now and in the future with the exception of small forward, where so many big names will become free agents.
A player like Gay and Granger would help spread the floor for Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters to drive, while Deng would give them the defensive leadership they need on the wing.
Then there's that other guy, who some believe will never return.
While Cleveland should by no means plan for it or stop pursuing other small forwards, one has to believe the Cavs have a very real chance of landing LeBron with so much young talent on the roster.
Miami will be rebuilding the entire roster and may not have the money to bring back all of the Big 3. A team like the Cavs may offer James a better chance at a championship after next year than the Heat could due to money restrictions.
Whatever player they come away with next summer, the small forward position will definitely have been improved.