There's a difference between pure conjecture and rational deduction considering the motives of parties involved and piecing together bits of information from viable sources like James Ham reporting it as "done deal". I don't buy this idea no one knows exactly what happened so anyone who wants to pontificate to his imaginations extent is on equal grounds. Your theory has gaping holes in it. You want to credit Vlade for something he is undeserving of credit. It would reveal his naivety and stupidity by "warning the agent" of player he intended to trade and cost him $30 million. This is incorrect and doozy of a grammatically challenged sentence: "He explained that N.O. took away a 1st rounder, after Vlade informed DMC's agent and DMC's agent scared off the Pelicans when he told them he wouldn't sign an extension." When did Vlade say the 2019 1st round pick was rescinded after "Vlade informed DMC's agent..." ??? You don't know this. I'll repeat myself. It is more likely the agent learned of proposed trade from NOP not SAC. If you want to be taken seriously you need to not misquote the GM and present it as fact.