In general people are way too crazy about the veto in these leagues though. Don't listen to explanations. Don't justify why they think it's bad. Just look at players at face value. I'm sure no one here actually thinks Ellis and Mayo are a wash but they really are. Look at the stats if you want to see for yourself. I'd probably take Mayo's better 3P M rate over Ellis anyway.
As long as people are only looking at Kobe and not Ellis here. Ellis is not that big of a deal. Maybe Champ thinks Amare can rebound, or Sanders will be the next Ibaka. His BLK rate this year is insane. He's had some good games. Has potential. Who knows. I don't think this trade is worth having an aneurism about.