NBA Free Agents: Lakers, Heat and Each Team’s Biggest Need Heading into Summer

It's never too early to start talking about free agency, is it?

We all have our opinions on what teams need, particularly those who are just a player or two away from being serious championship contenders.

All 30 teams have decisions they need to make not only with their own players who are set to hit the open market, but also with those who will be available.

Some teams have very specific needs in terms of positions that need to be filled or even certain players who could launch them into elite status, while others need more general help. There are also some organizations who won't have much to do with free agency at all.

We won't know exactly how much money teams can spend until the new CBA is agreed upon, and that limits speculation to a degree.

Still, even without knowing if there will be a 2011-12 season, we can make some pretty good estimations as to what holes teams need to fill and which players they should target.

The 2011 free agency class pales in comparison to what was available last summer, but there are still quite a few very capable players who will be looking to relocate.

Let's take a look at what each team's biggest need is, and some goals they should reach for this summer.

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