The NBA playoffs may have the attention of basketball fans everywhere, but it's free agency that has general managers planning for better, brighter futures.
With the regular season behind us and the offseason nearing, teams are preparing for the 2014 free-agent class. Guys such as LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony could shake up the league if they opt out of their contracts, but it's the Eric Bledsoes and Greg Monroes who are looking at long-term deals one way or the other.
For the time being, we'll avoid looking at players whom teams should re-sign. We all know the Heat want to keep the Big Three intact, but in this case the question in South Beach would be: Who can help enhance an already elite roster?
No team is perfect, and that's why free agency is crucial. Every squad has the opportunity to improve, and every GM has a target this time of year.