Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
the GM also built Denver's roster, and is well respected across the league. While I am not sure this trade is good or bad yet, it was a huge risk. I would have literally zero qualms about moving KAT for picks/young players, and just keep Gobert. KAT shrinks under pressure, literally getting inside of his own head so badly he hurts the team. I am not even sure he could play the Bosh role behind 2 studs.

And no, players shouldn't decide trades. The Wolves let KG do that, and we had a roster of meh players making plenty of money because they were "his boys".
I guess trading KAT is a decent safety valve down the line. Clearly Gobert will fetch way less now.

But giving away all those picks gives them no tools to balance a trade, nor many options to explore moving Russell.