Nothing is quite as enraging as all the sports pundits saying, “You traded Oladipo for Ibaka, and…
Doug Wykstra

Given that Ibaka was recently traded for and the trade was questionable (given it was seen as a potential rental) than it makes sense to take the trades in their totality. Plus sunk costs assumes rationality in decision making and in criticism. Sports decisions and the criticism/commentary that follows is rarely rationale, nor should it necessarily be (though I and some would argue that sunk cost isnt entirely irrational).