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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
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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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Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

This is actually a GREAT trade for the C's. It may not help them much now, but when Pierce is done they now have a franchise small forward for the future. Green was supposed to be their franchise small forward when they traded him for Ray Allen, and now they get him right back!



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

BAD BAD trade for the Celtics.  They lost toughness and grit and character and got really soft. Kristic is not tough enough to stand up to LeBron, Howard, Amare and Noah. This is a bad move for the Celtics and I think they are not getting to the NBA finals, in fact I don't think they will make the Easter finals, it's now between Miami and Chicago.

What a terrible trade and I don't care about the money contract issue with Perk, we wanted a championship this season but now it's not gonna happen!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

if Perkins is damaged goods this is a great deal for Boston. They didn't bail on him if he's unable to perform anymore.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Kitch...that first round pick wont  be that huge...should be n the early 20s or so...the Celtics blew it!



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

  1. Last I checked the Celtics beat the Heat twice without Perkins this year. Just sayin



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Big green is showing a little panic...what happened to the.. If only we had perkins we would have beaten the Lakers last year?  hahaha... boy oh oy its great being a Laker fan!



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

If Shaq and Jermaine can get healthy, this deal is not so bad.

Perkins was going to be a salary cap issue and likely gone anyways.

They get a nice younger player and some salary continuity.

Now if Shaq/Jermaine can't get healthy, it will hurt them this season.




Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

For all the Celtics fans upset with this move from a basketball standpoint, look on the birght side. Your team just got a heck of a lot more likeable by getting rid of Perkins and Robinson.

Also, for everyone ripping the Celtics for swaping Perkins and Robinson for Kristic and Green, I love how you guys didn't even mention the first round pick the Celtics got. That's HUGE.



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

     Thank you Celtics, you just handed the Miami Heat the Eastern Conference championship you stipid, stupid, STUPID fools. Oh yeah, and say by chance you actually make it to the finals, you certainly just got rid of the only player besides Keving Garnett who is going to be effective on the glass against the likes of the Lakers or San Antonio. This makes absolutely no sense. Jeff Green is good, but he's not nearily valuable enough to be giving away tough defenders and rebounders for this late in the game. As a Laker fan, Perkins scared me as a tremedous X-faCTOR... Jeff Green scares absolutely no one. The other guy the Celtics got ( Nenad Krstic ) is a big body but soft. He won't hold a candle up to Perkins as far as toughness goes. Boston you didn't need any more shooters! That's going to get you run!



Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Biggest issue on the table isn't Perkins' knee, it's his pending free agency. Celtics weren't going to be able to keep him. Still a surprising deal though, given their other health issues with big men.


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