@Mr. Bitter Weddle is actually the perfect free agent addition for the Raiders, no matter who they draft, and for several reasons. First of all, he still plays at a high level, and, he now has something more to prove, especially if he gets to play his former team twice. Second, while his age might seem like an issue to many people, his age actually works to the Raiders favor. First, because he provides there secondarywithveteran leadership that will be sorely lacking with Woidsons exit, and second, because he wont require a long term commitment. The Raiders can tie up a chunk of money that theyneed to spend, but not get in the way of future extensions or contracts.
My first edition. Only one trade. I make picks using multiple big boards from different sites, and my own scouting. I try to fill needs as best as possible. This will change when FA moves define themselves.
Dallas Mavericks: Michael Dunigan, C, USA, 6-10, 1989
The Mavs could use some insurance in the frontcourt in case Tyson Chandler leaves via free agency.
Los Angeles Lakers: Rick Jackson, PF, Syracuse, 6-9, Sr.
With Joe Smith and Theo Ratliff free agents, and Andrew Bynum always banged up, Rick Jackson gives the Lakers a frontcourt option who can bang down low.
San Antonio Spurs: Malcolm Thomas, F, San Diego State, 6-8, Sr.
Malcolm Thomas is worth a late draft flier to possibly serve as a backup to Richard Jefferson.
Sacramento Kings: Cory Joseph, PG, Texas, 6-3, Fr.
I know I have the Kings taking Kemba Walker in the first round, but Cory Joseph is worth the risk with the final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.
Portland Blazers: Diante Garrett, PG, Iowa State, 6-4, Sr.
If the Blazers do not grab a point guard in the first round, they should look to do so here. Diante Garrett has emerged as a legit second-round prospect due to his performance in recent workouts.
Detroit Pistons: Jereme Richmond, SF, Illinois, 6-7, Fr.
The Pistons can afford to roll the dice with their third pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Jereme Richmond is incredibly athletic but still very raw.
Orlando Magic: Willie Reed, PF, St. Louis, 6-9, Jr.
Willie Reed gives Orlando another option at power forward besides Brandon Bass and Ryan Anderson.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Scotty Hopson, SG, Tennessee, 6-7, Jr.
The Cavs grab more depth on the wing with their fourth pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.
Boston Celtics: DeAndre Liggins, G/F, Kentucky, 6-6, Jr.
The Celtics could use some depth on the wing behind Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.
Los Angeles Lakers: Ben Hansbrough, G, Notre Dame, 6-3, Sr.
Derek Fisher is not getting any younger and Ben Hansbrough could stick on a roster due to his hard work and three-point range.
Milwaukee Bucks: Malcolm Lee, G, UCLA, 6-5, Jr.
Scott Skiles loves defense and Malcolm Lee is one of the top perimeter defenders in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Los Angeles Lakers: Bojan Bogdanovic, G/F, Croatia, 6-7, 1989
Since they have four second-round picks, the Lakers can take a foreign talent like Bojan Bogdanovic.
Indiana Pacers: Andrew Goudelock, PG, Charleston, 6-3, Sr.
T.J. Ford is a free agent so the Pacers could look to add a backup to Darren Collison. Andrew Goudelock?s ability to shoot the ball should find him a spot on a roster.
Chicago Bulls: Trey Thompkins, PF, Georgia, 6-10, Jr.
Trey Thompkins is a great value this late. He could provide the Bulls with even more frontcourt depth.
Memphis Grizzlies: Greg Smith, F/C, Fresno State, 6-9, So.
With Marc Gasol a restricted free agent, the Grizzlies could use another body inside.
Phiadelphia 76ers: David Lighty, G/F, Ohio State, 6-6, Sr.
David Lighty would give the 76ers a versatile wing player who can defend in case Andre Iguodala is traded.'
Miami Heat: Josh Selby, G, Kansas, 6-3, Fr.
Since the point guard position remains an Achilles' heel for the Heat, expect them to snag one here. Miami would go with talent over experience here and grab Josh Selby over a player like Shelvin Mack.