Re: We stink
It's business, trade him while he has value.
By the time the younger players are ready, if they ever are he will be too old and really on the down side.
That's how you build a winner. Like they should have traded Patrick Ewing well before they did, when he still had value.
The Miami Dolphins hired Jimmy Johnson as their head coach. He wanted to trade Dan Marino while he could have gotten a lot of draft picks for him, that's how they did it in Texas with the Cowboys. The owner said no, Johnson left and look at the Dophins......they haven't done too well.
I think that's why Riley left, he wanted to trade Ewing and start to rebuild.
As a fan you don't want to see your favorite star traded but for a team to keep being a winner they sometimes have to.
Let me throw this by you, if Len Bias had turned out to be the next coming do you think the Celtics might have traded Larry Bird to Indiana for draft picks?