His play has declined. You can't argue it. Declining isn't solely an age related issue. Like you said, many factors can play into it. That doesn't change the fact that his play has declined. Great players maintain that greatness in the face of the odds, they don't wilt because of it. Hey, maybe he will figure it out and get back to where he was, but why give up such a great pick for a player whose play has declined? It's makes no sense. It's stupid. This team continues to believe that the loudest voice is the smartest.