ya know this situation could end up not much different than the one between LA and Charlotte when popular, talented veteran (Divac) was traded for a rookie (Bryant)...
neither player is a bust in any form. ones talent and value on the court is just more obvious than the other. whether battier or gay is more appreciated or valued in the end is yet to be determined, but i believe both will make solid contributions to their teams throughout their careers. people just need to chill out about it until we see some real game action.
like him or not, gotta give battier his due for his great play on the world championship team so far!