Pioli is in charge of all football operations meaning he trades who he wants to, if it's a good deal, he'll do it. No matter who it is he wants to trade. Also it sounds as if he wants to keep LJ, maybe as a deal maker or maybe to keep him for another year. One never knows....
I don't even want to think of all the missed tackles and backpeddling I seen with these 2 guys. They would both be reserves anywhere else.