I agree that Rudy is overrated, but I still have a gripe with the article. You mentioned how Memphis improved both offensively and defensively without Rudy, but the Spurs exposed their offense in the WCF. They had no one to create a shot besides Conley. It may have been a shot for himself, but Rudy would've created shots. I'm pretty certain they wouldn't have been swept if Rudy was still there (On the flip side, they may not have made it to the WCF if Rudy was still there.).
Also, you can't talk about how Memphis improved defensively post-trade, then just fail to mention how the Pels defense also improved when Ryan hit the bench. If you're trying to make an argument, at least present the whole case.