I think everybody had mixed feelings about this trade. Now that Gilbert has played some games, and been injured some games, and IMO doesn't mesh with the Great Wall on the court, would you do a trade with Orlando?
How about this: Why not do the opposite of what every single DC-area has done in the last few decades? Trade an aging injured star with a huge contract for DRAFT PICKS!!!
I hope that Gilbert plays really well and we can steal talent and picks from some desperate team who thinks they can reverse all the flaws of a star player past his prime. I will hate to see him go and hope that he succeeds and maybe even wins a championship.
I think it is conceivable if Gilbert can stop getting hurt (BIG IF, lol) and be pretty valuable tradewise if he can string together a couple of 30-point games. Plus, the Top Dog for the next decade of this franchise is playing hurt. Shut him down for a few and let Gilbert showcase his talents and start at PG.
This might very well be Ted's plan anyway, although probably not until January or so, but taking a huge step back and looking at this team: Let's make a change that benefits our rebuilding with youth, and reverse years of stupid trades where we end up with nothing. Paging Chris Webber!!