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Celtics Trade Perkins, Robinson to Thunder for Green, Krstic

Kendrick Perkins and Jeff Green will be switching homes in a deadline deal. (NBAE / Getty Images)

In a deal made just in time for the 3:00pm EST trade deadline, the Celtics have traded Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. In this deal, the Celtics have let go a center who has questionable durability. They also get red of a guard who isn’t always used much, thanks to the presence of the incomparable Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo. In return, they get a forward in Green who’s good for 15 points per game, 30.4% from three and 81.8% from the foul line in 37 minutes per game so far.

The lesser known Krstic is averaging just 21:41 per game, but he does shoot 80.3% from the free throw line. But most importantly, he’s a healthy body at center, which is what Boston needs from their big men right now; his last injury was three years ago. Meanwhile, Green is back with the Celtics after being selected 5th overall by Boston in 2007, then being immediately traded to Seattle for Ray Allen.

The Celtics had an abundance of guards, so what this does is bring in a new forward and healthy center. That gets everyone some good playing time, and takes some stress off Pierce and Garnett, since Green can play either position. Boston is still low on centers, but have at least ensured themselves health until the others get back, or until they sign a new guy following the trade of Semih Erden and Luke Harangody (perhaps using the money gained from trading away Marquis Daniels).

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4 comments for “Celtics Trade Perkins, Robinson to Thunder for Green, Krstic”

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  2. This is a dream come true. I literally cheered out loud when I heard that Perkins and Robinson were gone. Watching Perkins come back from his injury with all of his old habits was horrifying. Moving picks, the inability to stop bringing the ball down before winding up for a dunk, slow as molasses, and making errant or disinterested passes – I’ll never know what everybody raves about with this injury prone, technical foul prone creature who is virtually unable to score if more than 3 feet from the basket. Good riddance. Same for Nate the great, who consistently launched ill advised, errant 3 pointers, and never lived up to whatever potential he was supposed to have. Trading Eddie House for him was one of the all time bonehead moves for the Celtics.

    Jeff Green will be a fine addition and Krstic might actually play more than a few weeks without an injury. Yay for this trade!

    Posted by Ken | February 24, 2011, 9:14 pm
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