Rival general managers remain stunned that the Thunder pulled out of the trade. One suggested the Thunder could have become one of the top four teams in the league with a nucleus of Chandler, Kevin Durant, Jeff Green and Russell Westbrook. While New Orleans is the better team now, and there's no better point guard to play with than Chris Paul, the future looks brighter for the Thunder. Especially since there's no end in sight to the nation's economic woes, no promise of additional revenue for the Hornets. Which means there could easily be more salary-shedding trades this summer. Who knows, maybe even Chandler himself.