At the expense of what though? Shump had a nice effect but the Kings were starting to tumble before the trade. Also I'm not sure on the floor where he fits now that Barnes is on the team. If it were a might as well deal after Vlade were able to improve the team in some other more necessary ways maybe, but other than that, eh.
considering what Burks has been providing the Kings, I wouldn't mind bringing him back for a cheap two year deal or along those lines. he has familiarity with the team and would play more here than in Houston.
I was bummed when the Kings traded Shump. I had just watched his Kings Central episode the night before. I was very impressed with what he had to say and it seemed like he was enjoying his time in Sacramento (seems to be common theme once a player gets to Sac). I would hope he would want to come back, but I think it is doubtful.