First off, best of luck to Andre Miller and Rudy Fernandez. Both were important pieces for this franchise over the last couple years and should be commended for their contributions. I'll miss them both, personally and professionally.
But as one door closes, another opens. The acquisition of Raymond Felton from the Nuggets in exchange for Miller (and maybe some other pieces. Who knows at this point?) gives the Trail Blazers a relatively young guard who could be the point guard of the future. And right behind him is Nolan Smith, a four-year Dukie combo-guard who's been a winner everywhere he's ever been. And Jon Dielber, who shot a 50 percent from three last season for the Buckeyes, rounds out draft night, bringing much-needed shooting to a team that was in the lower third in the NBA from deep (though it's uncertain whether Diebler will be able to make the roster right away).
So the Trail Blazers got younger and better shooting at point guard, depth and defense at backup point guard (Smith's forte out of high school was his defense) and long-range shooting. Aside from backup power forward, I'd say the team accomplished all of their goals for the night.
But what say you? Happy with Felton for Miller? Like Smith over Kenneth Faried, who was still on the board when the Blazers selected at No. 21? Can Diebler crack the depth chart? Overall thoughts on the draft? Let's hear it.