It's never too early to start planning for the future.
In a league where some teams are contemplating their 2015 moves in the middle of November 2013, looking ahead to the 2014 free-agent class is simply keeping with the times.
Unlike some years, though, peering into this crystal ball is a worthwhile exercise. The influx of talent coming by way of the fully loaded 2014 draft class is massive.
But even the transcendent superstars of tomorrow can't match the immediate returns of the established stars that could be on the move this summer.
This free-agent crop is both top-heavy and deep. With players like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony possibly on the move, swinging for the fences will be common practice. Bidding wars will pepper the NBA landscape as hoops analysts do their best auctioneer impressions.
Teams have money to spend and no shortage of potential long-term investments to consider. But which of the league's top-10 biggest free-agent fish might actually be on the move? More importantly, which franchises are in the best position to reel in these free-agent targets?