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.
If the Grizzlies could somehow convince the NBA offices to let them play all their games at home, they'd have 50-55 wins this year. It really blows my mind that, this late into the season, the Grizzlies are doing this well (and would still be over .