The Los Angeles Lakers would be higher on this list but for the likelihood that the organization saves its biggest spending for the summer of 2015.
Back in March, Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding wrote:
Everything goes out the window if LeBron James opts out of his Heat contract and is interested in the Lakers this summer, but otherwise the Lakers plan to piece a roster together again next season around Kobe Bryant and save their cap space for 2015 free agents such as Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, Rajon Rondo, Marc Gasol and maybe James.
Since that was written, James has of course opted out of his contract, but it's unclear whether he has any interest in joining the Lakers. So for the moment, it's probably fair to assume the franchise remains committed to doing it's big shopping a summer from now.
Of course, things could change—particularly if the Lakers decide that Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant would be a good fit with one another.
According to Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears, Los Angeles is one of the clubs with which Anthony will meet this summer before making a decision about his future destination.
It's a little difficult to see Anthony meshing with Bryant given that both players do some of their best work dominating the ball in isolation. That said, Anthony remains arguably the most attractive free agent on the market (assuming Miami's stars stay put), and players of his caliber are rarely available. So this may be something the Lakers have to consider.
One of Los Angeles' own free agents will also impact the market.
After making $19,285,850 in 2013-14, Pau Gasol is a free agent who's due a pretty massive pay cut.
According to ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dave McMenamin:
Although the Lakers' ideal free agency scenario involves convincing both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to come play for them this summer, according to a source with knowledge of the team's thinking, they are not ruling out the return of the four-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion Gasol by any means.
If Gasol returns to the Lakers, that would take perhaps the best all-around big man off the market, forcing a number of teams to explore their plan Bs and Cs.