I get that the front office might think his trade value will likely be higher closer to the trade deadline but by how much, really?
Secondly, the amount of damage he is doing to the locker room in the mean time and overall negative energy from organisation and fans cannot be measured in dollars and cents, alone.
Memo to McNair: Don't get cute about this. Buddy wants out. There is NO analytical measure for chemistry - get Buddy out of here BEFORE the season starts. Try to get any half-decent young player; or take someone else’s bad contract that has been incentified with picks - for example, Nic Batum - and voila! You’ll have $25mil cap space freed up next season that you covet AND pick(s).
Let’s get something done ASAP.