2 words- Donnie, Walsh
Unless West demands a trade (or declares he doesn't want to be here at all) he just needs to tell Donnie how much he'd like the check made out for.
Trading Danny is ridiculous because he has more value for our team than others. We aren't getting a fair deal there. Trading West is not ridiculous because he is in a shorter contract, peaking, is older, and would have just as much value for other teams as ours. The West-Granger window is small. However, the Hil-Hibbert-George window is large and getting some assets from a West deal would help moving us in that direction. If the Granger injury lasts more than 3 months or we struggle without him, we might have to consider this season a lost cause. Then, we have to start thinking about the future more carefully. West is doing anything wrong but he might b our only chance to improve this team moving forward via trade. And, since we just lost this year of the Granger-Weat window ( hypothetically), we are in a different position than we were during the offseason.