Free-agent team needs: East

We provide a free-agency blueprint for every Eastern Conference team

Updated: March 22, 2012, 2:14 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider
Roy HibbertAndrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesFlush with cap room, the Celtics could target restricted free agent center Roy Hibbert.

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Last week, our cap-ologist Larry Coon rolled through the league and gave a quick snapshot of the cap situation for each team this summer. With that in hand, let's take a preview of the free-agent landscape and the best fits for each team.

In this installment, we'll take a close look at the Eastern Conference, where plenty of teams will be looking to go on a spending spree.

The buyers

Cleveland Cavaliers -- $26 million under cap
Coming off the books: Antawn Jamison ($15.1M), Anthony Parker ($2.3M)
Biggest need: Wing scorer

Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao are a playoff core to build around, and the Cavs will have plenty of cap space to fill out the roster. They haven't had a star wing player since that guy named LeBron James left town, so expect them to find a go-to scoring option next to their stud point guard.

They could be in the mix for Harrison Barnes depending on their draft slot, but they could also try to convince Eric Gordon to play in Cleveland.

They'd probably have to break the bank to sway him away from Indiana, so O.J. Mayo could work here too if they're willing to swallow some risk.