Assuming Miami's triumvirate returns to Pat Riley's kingdom, Carmelo Anthony will be the most polarizing unrestricted free agent on the market.
And according to ESPN's Marc Stein, Anthony has several suitors lining up to pitch him over the next few days:
Sources told ESPN.com that Anthony is in the process of arranging a trip to Chicago to meet with the Bulls, then intends to travel to Texas for Wednesday meetings with both the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks.
Sources say Anthony is likely to visit the Rockets first on Wednesday, followed by the Mavericks in the afternoon.
Anthony, who maintains an offseason home in Los Angeles, is also expected to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers face-to-face next week.
Of those realistic landing spots, the most logical remains Chicago.
Already boasting a defense that ranked as the league's second-most efficient last season (surrendering 100.5 points per 100 possessions), according to Basketball-Reference.com, a dominant wing scorer seems to be the only addition standing between Chicago and a shot at an Eastern Conference crown.
Remember, the Bulls' anemic offense managed just 102.5 points per 100 possessions last season without Derrick Rose and still captured the conference's No. 4 seed. With a scorer like Anthony spacing the floor and taking a piece of the burden off the shoulders of Rose, Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah, the Bulls would have the makings of a much more balanced two-way attack.
There's also the matter of Anthony's most recent employer remaining in the mix.
According to Stein, the Knicks are "increasingly optimistic" about retaining Anthony, despite his ability to join a club with a chance to contend more immediately.
The major selling point there would conceivably revolve around the Knicks' ability to offer Anthony a five-year deal worth $129 million, which no other club can match.
All other interested parties will be able to offer last season's second-leading scorer a four-year deal that tops out at $96 million.
If Anthony's serious about winning, he'll bolt for one of his primary suitors and won't think twice. But if it's the money that speaks loudest, keep an eye on the suits at Madison Square Garden.