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.
More notables: I lean more towards House's argument, but I'm just a bitter Lakers fan. I'm tired of Kobe the GM. I HAVE to have faith here. Even the Clippers couldn't POSSIBLY be dumb enough to let Bobby go next season.