Back in March, when Los Angeles Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank traded Lou Williams and two second-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks for Rajon Rondo, there was plenty of chatter around the league that L.A. had shot themselves in the foot.

The Athletic’s John Hollinger, a former executive with the Memphis Grizzlies, said he didn’t “understand the Clippers’ interest” in Rondo, and ESPN’s Sean Marks, also a former executive, used the term “horsesh**” when describing Rondo’s performance this season, speculating that if Rondo couldn’t elevate his game the trade would be a “complete disaster.” Williams, after all, had been a fan favorite among Clipper Nation, and on paper, his 12.1 points and 3.4 assists exceeded the usefulness of Rondo’s 3.9 points and 3.5 assists.

Three weeks later, however, few, if any, are still doubting the wiseness of Frank’s decision.