Agree 99% with you and E. As a season ticket holder, I usually show up 90 mins before the game. Payne works very hard, I really enjoy watching him work, he is amazing to watch uncontested. He is too sporadic in his decision making in games to be a one. However, I do appreciate his work ethic, DA's on the other hand is the exact opposite, he reminds me of a boss girl who sucks at their job and blames the system, he takes about 15 dribbles turn arounds, while dropping any pass tossed harder than 8 mph, Mark Bryant (I think that's the big coach) is trash he needs to go, I don't care how much you loved him back in the day, he basically never challenges his hands, he floats every pass to him like a grandfather to a small child, they might as well pull out a Tball Tee. Then Ayton proceeds to go to half court and lob granny style half court shots for 10 minuets.
So, all this BS about Ayton being motivated or soon to be a hard dunker is folly or you are a University of Robert Sarver graduate and have a bias. It is never going to happen. I am not saying he is a bad player because he isn't, but he isn't about ball. My comp. is not Bynum, it is Robert Nkemdiche. Robert is really smart and a nice guy, I met him while rehabbing at the Fischer institute, cool dude, smart, and the eye test is amazing he has muscles from his neck to ankles, but he doesn't take sports seriously at all, and the other NFL players bully him, I watched Peat from NOLA bully him. That is DA, he is learning how to say the right things but he will never do them.
I agree with the trade option, with KD and Book, you need a PG replacement for Paul, there is some team willing to part with a good point, there always are teams willing to do that.