The NBA Finals are well underway, meaning that the offseason is rapidly approaching. The 2021 NBA Draft will take place at the end of July, giving teams an opportunity to add some of the premier prospects to their roster.
Just a few days after the draft concludes, NBA free agency will begin, with plenty of big names expected to hit the open market. There will be no shortage of rumors around the NBA as a result, too.
Each organization is going to have a list of players that they will be targeting in free agency this summer. Whether it be a player they want to add as a new face, or a player they want to re-sign, teams know who is on their board of desired players.
There was much greater anticipation for this year’s free agency class than there is now after a few developments have long since occurred. For starters, Giannis Antetokounmpo agreeing to a supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks ranks atop the list.
More recently, the top remaining free agent after other superstars have also since received contract extensions ended up being Kawhi Leonard. He has since undergone surgery to repair a partially torn ACL.
Provided that, let’s take a look at one free agency target for each team in the Eastern Conference this offseason.