In the case the Wizards re-sign both Ariza and Gortat, they could have the full mid level exception as an option. One of the players who I'd love to get is Diaw. Obviously, Patrick Patterson is probably my number 1 choice as far as 3rd bigs go, but I don't expect him to leave Toronto, so I've been infatuated with the idea of Diaw, who's an unrestricted free agent. I wouldn't give him the full MLE, but I absolutely adore what he'd bring to the table. His passing ability is top notch, and he'd be able to give us that presence even with Nene out of the game. He's a crafty ball-handler at times too, and he shot 40% from 3 this year (though on only 1.4 attempts), so he could act as a stretch 4. Issue with him is effort and the fact that before he came to SAS, he was terrible. Was this season just a contract year fluke and is he only good inside Pop's system? Despite these questions, I'd love to take a flier on him.
What does everyone else think?