I think you're taking my use of swindle more seriously than it was intended, but specifically with reference to Kahn Demps was able to take advantage of his need for cap space in the Brad Miller for 2nd round picks trade and then about a week and a half later was able to use that
These were clearly coordinated moves that benefited everyone.
Minne got from for AK and AS, Phoenix replaced one loser with another and get a first round pick, and the Hornets got Lopez for a good deal that was limited above by trade rules, so no real haggling.
I would say that he and see has made more complicated moves that panned out than the typical GM, and that's a plus. Being able to get value from simple and complex deals is better than just being able to get them from simple deals.
Pondexter goes: Vasquez was superfluous there, so it wasn't really a swindle. Rather, he just saw who that the supply that met his demand who also would use a Q-Pon, who played well last night.