The start of NBA free agency is rapidly approaching with it set to begin on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. (est). There will be no shortage of intriguing players available with teams around the league looking to get better.
The 2021 NBA Draft has come and gone without much for player trades taking place before the actual start. There were some fireworks before it began with the highlight being Russell Westbrook being sent to the Los Angeles Lakers to team up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
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. The rumors have been flying and there’s a lot to watch as always with any NBA free agency period.
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.