I just don't want to give anyone up.
Kyrie is our best player. Not much of a leap; not worth it.
Hayward hasn't played yet, chose to come here, and is Brad's guy. I honestly haven't seen him play much, but he practically can't be traded anyway under the circumstances.
Horford...we would create a big hole. I don't really want to go this direction due to the signal to other fa's, trying to lose the 'trader Danny' thing, etc.
But then it's down to giving up too many really good, possibly special pieces to come up with enough salary to trade for a player that could play in pain for the duration.
We're just not really in a spot to trade for a max guy. It's not like 2007, when all of our good young players were picked 15+; our young guys now look like 20pt allstar potential. They defend. They play, and we still win with youth.
Even our rookies, Tatum, Theis, and Semi, are all contributing rotation players at least. That's nuts. By themselves, they might be enough value for a coming-off-injury Kawhi that I might think twice.