The front office can't make a winner overnight. You have to reconfigure as you go. See what needs to stick and move what doesn't. We agree that no player on this team is untouchable right?
However you have to make moves that make sense. At some point the young guys will get better. That can't be rushed. KD and Russ spent 2-3 season LOSING. What if they just said eff it...gotta trade these guys because they spent 2 seasons under 30 wins?
Kobe was a huge obstacle for this franchise ON THE COURT the last 2 years. Last year development was wasted primarily b/c of him and Byron. You can't overlook real factors like that.
I agree with everything but the OKC comparison. Those guys were BONAFIDE in those first couple years. You knew already that they would eventually be special players. They had obvious star qualities. Hell, Durant came in averaging 20 PPG. If one of our youngins was on that level nobody would want to trade that even if we only won 10 games lol. The jury is still out on our core. I think it's unfair to compare this bunch to OKC despite some similarities.