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Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Posted on: February 24, 2011 3:44 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 4:46 pm
 
Boston Celtics trade Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic
Posted by Matt Moore
An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff. 

The Boston Celtics trade Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic, and a 1st round pick

Oklahoma City receives: Kendrick Perkins, Nate Robinson 


Boston  receives: Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic, 2012 1st round pick (Top-10 protected)


Analysis: This is like a bowling ball falling on your head after you've been hit by a piano after a truck ran you over. That's how insane this trade is following the week we've had. Basically, Boston has bailed on a centerpiece of their championship title contention, along with a talented backup point guard for an inconsistent, non-rebounding three-point shooting, stretch four and a very stiff center with size. Green does bring something to the table and is so wildly questioned about his rebounding ability his talent in working in the flow of an offense. However, he is pretty much the polar opposite of the traditional Celtics player, in terms of defense, rebounding, and toughness. It's not that he's not good at those things, it's that he's not excellent. Krstic should fill a gap, and the hope is that he, Jermaine O'Neal, and Shaquille O'Neal together should be able to form a competent center rotation. But for Boston to give up Perkins, a centerpiece of their championship and Eastern Conference championship teams, for those two is going to cause a lot of questions in Boston. The biggest issue on the table is the status of Perkins' knee. He limped off the court against the Warriors Tuesday night, and has continued to have issues since coming back. You have to wonder how his physical will shake out. Robinson provides a great backup point option to pair with the Thunder, who may now have the deepest team in the league. Of course, it's Nate Robinson, which comes with its own problems, but if he struggles as he has in Boston this year, they also have Eric Maynor
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Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

It says PROTECTED not PROJECTED....two different words my friend.  Protected means IF its in top 10, OKC protected from having to trade that pick.  Which, by looking at their record, that ain't happenin.  Nice try to put your own positive spin on it bud.



Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Considering the Lakers are currently the CHAMPS after beating Celtics in '10....it's even better to be a Lakers fan now.  That's like a Steelers fan tellin a Packers fan...."at least we got 6 Super Bowls.....".  Who really cares.  Really must hate your team now if you gotta bring up the 1960's still.  Haha



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Was listening to WEEI Boston sports radio this afternoon and everybody has had the same reaction of shock and confusion to this trade. Danny Ainge is scheduled to be on later to explain the trade but the fact that they traded Perk signifies that 1.) Perk made it clear that there was no way the C's were going to be able to re-sign him and 2.) the C's may also be concerned about his ability to hold up physically so they probably feel that acquiring a young talented scorer in Green and a mediocre big man is a good return instead of getting nothing back after the season. But the main concern is winning a championship this season, which is why this trade is so perplexing as Perk is one of the best defensive centers in the league but for everyone saying that Nate Robinson is a "great" backup, you probably haven't seen too much of him this season. He's energetic and a fan favorite but he's as streaky as they come and has contributed absolutely nothing to the team this year including extended PT when Rondo was out, and with Delonte West coming back soon, Nate was both expendable and needed to be included to make the Perk-Green trade happen because of the salary differential in the trade (salaries involved in trades must be within 15% of 1K, or something like that). Also, Boston has just traded Semih Erden and Luke Harangody to Cleveland for nothing simply to free up roster space, which I expect will be used to sign Troy Murphy immediately after he is bought out by Golden State who he was just traded to from NJ. I'm not saying Murphy is going to replace Perk defensively but he's way better than Krstic and is a double-double machine when healthy and getting PT. Don't believe that Ainge hasn't lined up all these things beforehand. There's a plan in place so I'm not freaking out about this just yet.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

WarnerHolt, did you even read the article? The pick is projected to bei n the top 10. To quote the article:
Boston  receives:  Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic, 2012 1st round pick (Top-10 protected)
So Boston didn't have to give up any regular starters (Perk can't stay healthy), they trade away a fat slob with knee problems, and they get a first round pick projected to be in the top 10. Still think the Celtics blew it?



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

the celtics have best record in east and have played without a starting center pretty much all year. they made this deal beacuse they have no one to back up pierce or allen in they plaoffs they would have to play the whole game. now they have a starting line up Rondo Allen Pierce KG and Krstic with Big Baby Delonte West Jeff Green and Shaq when healthy off bench. Most of them would start on a lot of teams i think they will be fine. i know i liked perkins to but they really need a swing man to back up allen and pierce. Celtics 9-3 against lakers all time in finals. Ah good to be a Celtic fan



Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

HAHA!  Just saw someone put Green and "franchise small forward" in the same sentence...LMAO!

And 1st round pick will NOT be "huge".....picks that late in 1st round are like throwin at a dartboard from 30 yards away, if you get something good it's pure luck.



Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

PRESTI does it again!!!

Bottomline is he wouldn't have made this trade without knowing if Perkins was healthy.....I really don't see how Nate Robinson fits in though, we already have Maynor, but the Thunder may very well be the deepest team in the NBA......

Also, who starts at the 5, against Orlando on Friday?...with Perkins already out.



Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

If Boston was just worried about Perkins pending free agency, that's totally freakin ignorant.  Not like they are Denver, who was going nowhere with or without 'Melo.  Their best (last?) chance to win a title is this year....not next year when most of their core is yet another year older.  Oh well, good for them.  Too many guys in suits, making too much money, with too much time on their hands to think up stuff like this.  Just gave OKC a defensive presence for journeymen in return.



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Good move by the Keltic. Perkins had been offered 4/30 million extension a month ago and turned it down. He wants big money and to test free agency. Perkins is coming back from a torn ACL, and has a history of shoulder problems. No worth more than the 7.5 they were giving. Nate Robinson is an undersized guard. He's explosive, but a defensive liability and foul friendly when trying to make a play.

Jeff Green is Boston's original draft pick who was traded for Ray Allen. Talented guy, value low because of underutilization. Krstic is an underrated big who can shoot. I'd say the Celtics made out pretty well with this.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

The Celtics just handed the East crown to the Miami Heat.


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