Big trade as Green and Krstic get traded for Perkins and Nate Robinson.
First off I hope Nate is planted deep on the bench. He can be pals with Royal Ivey. I realize he actually played decent minutes with the Celtics, but I don't believe he's a better fit than Maynor, but I do see him taking whatever minutes Cook was getting unfortunately.
Green isn't a huge loss, he wasn't good on defense, and his shot selection at times left much to be desired. Fittingly his last shot was a chucked 3 pointer with 6 seconds left on the clock. Nice player and I think he'll grow with the Celtics since he won't be asked to do as much. Bad part is that he provided some scoring in the post and now there's no one that's going to do that on the team.
Perkins is a very nice fit. There were two major issues on the team. Interior defense and 3 point shooting. He's had health issues this year but was durable before then. He fills a need.
Another trade happened of D.J. White and Mo Pete for Nazr Mohammed.
White just wasn't going to get PT on this team. Mohammed will be the backup center as Cole Aldrich isn't ready for primetime yet. Nazr is what he is. Score a little, rebound a little. Unremarkable but useful.
So we got:
Backups- Harden, Maynor, Collison, Cook, Mohammad
Scrubs- N. Robinson, Aldrich, Ivey
Really like that there's 30-40 minutes now for Ibaka as his path is cleared for the starting gig.
Team is better shaped up for a playoff run and there's a better chance to climb out of the 4th seed. Seems that many now see the team as a legit title contender.