@Hansgrohe Since when is a 4th round pick supposed to fill a need? While i didnt necessarily agree with the pick, it shouldnt be too hard to understand. McGloin is in his final year, and backups command more more noney in free agency than the Raiders will be willing to spend. Instead, the Raiders will be paying Cook at a 4th round salary. He will have a year to develop before being asked to play the role of primary backup. His ceiling is high enough that if Carr goes down, the Raiders can still compete, and, he could serve as trade bait down the road as well. NOT a horrible pick.
Summary: With a fairly weak crop of seniors in the 2011 NBA Draft class, David Lighty will almost certainly find himself being drafted in the second round. He does not have the upside that is often coveted in the NBA Draft since he is a fifth-year senior, but Lighty does have experience and a proven record of being a winner and hard-nosed player.
Player Comparison: Keith Bogans. Bogans has made a living in the NBA because of his intangibles and ability to defend. Lighty is a capable offensive player but will find a spot in the NBA because of his defensive prowess and value as a role player.