The all-important summer of 2014 figures to have a profound impact on the structure of the NBA, as bottom-feeders seek to improve via the draft and contenders hope to re-sign their studs and add key pieces in free agency.
Whether it's the New York Knicks offering Carmelo Anthony a max contract, Carlos Boozer becoming the league's next victim of the amnesty clause or the Indiana Pacers doing everything in their power to re-sign Lance Stephenson, there figures to be plenty of transactions to keep us occupied through the dog days of summer.
But which moves should teams prioritize?
When compiling this list, more weight was given to moves that would help keep teams' key personnel in the fold long-term, so you'll notice several franchises' first courses of action involve re-signing players slated to hit unrestricted or restricted free agency.
All statistics courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com and are current as of March 23 unless noted otherwise.