You don’t do it, but it happened before and it will happen again.
Anthony Davis has played in shitty teams for his whole carreer, he’s now in a situation where he has to make it work with a headcase that plays his position. And Cousins didn’t commit to resign, wich is a horrible sign. The Pelicans don’t seem to know what they are doing, really.
Westbrook is almost certainly not available, but Ainge has to ask. Like, every week, he should ask. OKC don’t have a short path for the title, and Presti may start to feel more pressure on his job security as time goes by. Maybe he’s already thinking about his job security and agrees with a rebuild as a way of buying time. Who knows?