The 2014 NBA free-agency period may not begin until July, but as every team prepares for the offseason there are certain players who are realistic targets for specific franchises.
How do you predict who will sign where at this stage in the game? A few key factors come into play.
First and foremost, there is money. A team with less coin to spend is less likely to land a marquee player, and the same goes for franchises that have traditionally failed to acquire top-tier free-agent talent.
Then there's roster needs. No squad is perfect, as virtually every team has a glaring hole somewhere.
Finally, you must consider the rumors. Not every free agent will have a previous connection to his new organization, but when projecting the future we'd be remiss to ignore what's taken place in the past.
At this juncture, we'll consider both new acquisitions and re-signings within the category of "most likely." That said, free agents with player options or early termination options (those who have not confirmed their status) will be left out, as there's no telling who will opt into or out of their current deals at this point in the process.