With a month left in the 2013-14 NBA regular season, it's high time for teams already knocked out of the playoff race to focus on potential draft prospects.
As March Madness kicks into gear, NBA scouts have their work cut out for them in the coming weeks. Top prospects like Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Marcus Smart will have one last opportunity to make a name for themselves before declaring for the NBA draft, which should have scouts salivating.
Most of the likely lottery teams have multiple holes on their roster, so they won't solve all of their problems on the night of the draft. Landing the right prospect will go a long way toward expediting their respective rebuilds, though.
Here, with the help of Basketball-Reference and NBA.com/stats, take a look at the biggest need of every likely 2014 NBA lottery team, based on current roster construction, statistical deficiencies and/or upcoming free-agent decisions.
Teams are organized in order of team record, from worst to best, and are listed regardless of whether they actually hold a 2014 first-round pick.