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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: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 11:24 am
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Boston traded Perkins, who they were unlikely to retain, for Jeff Green, who the Thunder were unlikely to retain this season. It's a wash, and I think little Nate Robinson for Krstic was a good deal for the Celtics who have aging big men, and that's an understatement.

Could it be an ego check? Perk says "You woulda won the championship with me last year, and you won't without me in the future, so pay me or you'll never get there."
Then the celtics win the championship this year as assembled....
"So we won the championship without you, but we still want you back, what are you asking for now?"

This clears the way for first round pick Avery Bradley to be the solid backup PG they have been looking for.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

The C's aren't done making moves. They didn't trade Semih and Luke just to get rid of all their white guys. Pretty soon, I expect Troy Murphy and another established veteran like Rip Hamilton to be wearing green. Also, the injured Marquis Daniels was traded to Sacramento for $$$ freeing up another roster space. This seems like a head-scratcher now but I'm willing to let this play out before condemning it.



Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Jaguar....they must be talkin of Krstic being the "big man"....lol.  That dude is lame and Green is as soft as a 12-pack of Charmin crapwipes....



Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Green a big man? He plays out of position because of Durant, so realistically he's a 3 that will get no rebounds since he sure as hell didn't get any at the 4 



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Welcome Jeff green...You will fit right in. Paul pierce will mentor you.  You will pick up where he left off when he retires.  You and Rondo will gel, and we will continue to win.

I love this trade Jeff green is very similar to paul pierce. Tough physical SF with range post up and decent handle to slah to the rim.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

I was actually wondering how the pick could be so high considering the Thunder are a good team. My mistake, I obviously misread it and I stand corrected. I still like this trade for the Celtics because they get a big man in returnfor their big man with bad knees, and obviously because of the draft pick.



Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Horrible trade.  Celtics just got softer by trading Perkins.  Kristic is a zero, and yer banking on the O'neill twins to carry u to a ring?  Good luck with that.



Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

The really question, Kitch, is if YOU read the article.  That's top ten protected not top ten projected.  Maybe you don't follow the NBA very closely, but the Thunder are on pace to exceed 50 wins this year and even ignoring that they'll probably be better next year, you can probably assume they'll win at least 50 next year too.  That puts the pick in the mid 20s most likely.  The one thing that is certain is that it WON'T be a top ten pick.



Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Thats not what "Top 10 protected" really means...it means that if the Thunder end up getting a to 10 pick, they get to keep it 



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Yeah..they still blew it..wont be a lottery pick..#10 first rounder will porbably still b a bench spot


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