Every NBA team should be compiling a list of their potential trade targets this summer, regardless of whether they're still in the playoffs or not.
Of course, these have to be at least somewhat realistic.
Based on positions that need to be filled, team weaknesses, state of the franchise and championship aspirations, these are the perfect trade-target fits for all 30 teams.
Atlanta Hawks: G Marcus Smart
The Hawks don't need to be on the hunt for a superstar, but rather players who fit in well beside franchise player Trae Young as they continue their ascent to the top of the East.
While Young is already one of the league's best offensive threats, his physical limitations (6'1" height, 6'2" wingspan) mean he'll probably always be a lousy defender who opponents seek to attack.
Putting Smart on the floor next to Young allows the two-time All-Defensive team member to take on the toughest assignment every night. This means less strain on Young to defend, letting him focus his efforts on carrying the offense.
Smart's also become a better scorer and ball-handler with time, averaging career highs with 13.1 points and 5.7 assists this season.
Boston Celtics: C Jonas Valanciunas
With Tristan Thompson slightly past his prime and Robert Williams III still years away from entering his, the Celtics could use a win-now center at the top of his game.
Valanciunas, 29, put up career bests in points (17.1), rebounds (12.5) and field goal percentage (59.2 percent), all while playing tough defense and shooting a respectable 36.8 percent from three.
He's a proven playoff performer, starting 41 of his 48 total games over six seasons, another important factor for a Boston team that should still have its sights set on a title in the coming years.
Valanciunas keeps the floor spread for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown while doing all the dirty work necessary for others to shine.
Brooklyn Nets: C Chris Boucher
Brooklyn should continue to eye big men who can defend, although trying to match salary and assets to obtain a superstar is out of the question.
Boucher is probably the best the Nets could realistically get, a 28-year-old breakout center for the Toronto Raptors who's under contract for just $7 million next season.
He finished third in the NBA in block percentage (7.6 percent), even higher than Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert (7.0 percent). His 7'4" wingspan allows for a lot of shot challenging and denying around the rim.
Boucher also showed off an impressive offensive game, being able to dribble and shoot like a wing while nailing 38.3 percent of his threes.
Charlotte Hornets: C Mitchell Robinson
Center is easily the most important position for the Hornets to address this offseason.
While Charlotte could chase a player like Andre Drummond, Montrezl Harrell or Richaun Holmes in free agency, none carry the upside of Robinson.
Injuries and the strong play of Nerlens Noel prevented Robinson from looking like the franchise center most expected him to be for the Knicks this season, meaning the Hornets should at least get a feel for his availability.
At 23, Robinson is a tremendous athlete who can swat shots at one end and throw down some monstrous dunks on the other. He's an incredibly efficient player who rarely leaves the paint and has yet to even attempt a three-pointer three years into his career.
If he can stay healthy, Robinson would feast on lobs from LaMelo Ball while anchoring the Hornets' defense.
Chicago Bulls: PG Lonzo Ball
The Bulls were interested in trading for Ball before the deadline, offering Tomas Satoransky and second-round picks per Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.
While that offer clearly wasn't enough, the two sides could still work out a sign-and-trade agreement with Ball now going into restricted free agency.
With Coby White looking more like a scoring guard than a true floor general, Ball could fill that role for the Bulls while setting the table for guys like Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic, White and Patrick Williams.
Finding a salary that works for everyone is the first step ($18 million annually? $20 million? more?), and then working out a deal that brings something back to the New Orleans Pelicans in return makes this a tricky, but not impossible, scenario.
Cleveland Cavaliers: G/F Luke Kennard
The Cavs were the NBA's worst three-point shooting team this season (33.6 percent), and only the San Antonio Spurs made fewer per game (9.9 to 10.0).
Cleveland needs its existing core of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland to shoot more, but adding a knock-down threat on the wing would help lift the entire offense as well.
Kennard, 24, finished eighth overall in three-point accuracy (44.6 percent), yet saw his playing time slashed to 19.6 minutes per game. He's only recently joined the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff rotation, meaning he could be available via trade.
Adding Kennard, an Ohio native, to the Cavaliers roster would help make sure they don't finish last in outside shooting again.
Dallas Mavericks: SG CJ McCollum
McCollum has proven to be an ideal No. 2 offensive option, as he's coming off a career year with averages of 23.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and a 40.2 percent mark from three. The 29-year-old also registered the lowest turnover percentage of his career (6.5 percent).
A backcourt of Luka Doncic and McCollum would be one of the NBA's best, with both able to play on or off the ball and put pressure on opposing defenses.
With current starting shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. set to become a free agent, the Mavericks could very well be in the market for help on the wing.
If Dallas can swap Kristaps Porzingis and filler for McCollum, the offseason will already be a success.
Denver Nuggets: G Malcolm Brogdon
With MVP Nikola Jokic, a pair of dynamic scorers in Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr., and now Aaron Gordon doing a little bit of everything, the Nuggets should only need one more impact player to win the 2022 title.
Brogdon would be the perfect addition, a big guard at 6'5" who can both score and facilitate based on what the team needs on any given night.
Playing alongside a passer like Jokic would only open up more catch-and-shoot three-point opportunities, a shot that Brogdon hit 44.4 percent of the time this season.
A starting lineup of Brogdon, Murray, Porter, Gordon and Jokic may be the best in basketball.
Detroit Pistons: G/F Cam Reddish
Detroit shouldn't be going all-in on a playoff run just yet, instead developing players like Isiaiah Stewart, Saddiq Bey and Killian Hayes while only looking to add to the young talent base.
Managing a sore Achilles has set Reddish back this season, but the No. 10 overall pick in the 2019 draft is still only 21 years old. He can play three different positions and has shown terrific defensive ability.
While Reddish hasn't shot the ball well in his 26 games this year (36.5 percent overall, 26.2 percent on threes), he showed real improvement towards the end of his rookie season. If Reddish can get his Achilles managed this offseason, we could see a huge jump in overall efficiency in 2021-22.
Now is the perfect buy-low time for Detroit with Reddish, who the Hawks haven't really missed throughout the playoffs thus far.