Yes, that was a very good read. Simmons is easily my favorite sportswriter. I like the bit about Okafor. It is debatable as to whether we got the best out of that trade in the short term. Okafor provides steady rebounds and low, reliable scoring. But the fact that we can even have a discussion about the short term effects of the trade are very telling.
The bit on Vince Carter is absolutely right. There's no way anyone is getting in the way of Cleveland this year as long as the second best team has VC as their clutch performer. Without Hedo's clutch performances last year, the Magic don't make the finals. Well guess what...they will be without any clutch performances this year.
Not that keeping Hedo would have been the better option. LVP...haha.