Stop it. Trent is a much better player. Ace probably is as well. Damonte is a solid player, but he’s not the third best player on the fifth best team in America.
Miller and Frazier both have their moments, and being a scorer is super valuable, I don't want to denigrate that, but DaMonte's versatility and instincts and critically this season the floor-stretching ability of his jump shot are at the center of everything we do, he's the piece that makes all the other pieces work.
We have a guy that can handle and shoot like a guard who can also rebound and guard like a 4 and occupy regular minutes as a 4. That's a crazy asset.
If Nimari Burnett comes to Illinois and is a monster talent that demands big minutes (which is totally speculative), it would be Frazier and especially Miller losing out, not DMW. Though truly nobody needs to lose out if indeed Ayo is gone.