The 2011 NBA free agent class is nowhere near as exciting as the star-studded 2010 edition, one that included Miami's eventual threesome of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, as well as Amar'e Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer, who would eventually end up in New York and Chicago, respectively.
That is not to say 2011 is not a fearsome class, especially when you consider some of the players on the block.
There is talent there; player who could change teams once the lockout ends. That list also includes some of the most intimidating players in the league, guys you wouldn't want to cross even if they were on your own team.
One of these players, Tyson Chandler, was a free agent last year, and his intimidating inside presence was one of the driving forces in the Dallas Mavericks' run to the NBA title.
While these players may not get all the headlines, their intimidation factor could help an NBA team immensely.