I really hated this trade up until the moment it was learned that the Raef Contract of Doom might finally be exported, and somehow to someone not named Isiah Thomas. Still hope they trade Telfair, but, at worst, they let him walk in another year. And, teams usually have interest in Ratliff at trade deadline, so if it doesn't work out with him, someone will take him as a body to throw at Shaq.
And thus the final link to the championship Lakers teams of the early 2000's is gone. I miss those days. Devean was criminally underused in the last season, especially during the playoffs, since he was (as aforementioned)