Exit Kendrick Perkins, Enter Jeff Green: The New Look Boston Celtics

March 1st, 2011 by Ethan Norof Leave a reply »
It’s been nearly a week—almost every sports media outlet that covers the NBA has been discussing the surprising trade that sent fan-favorite Kendrick Perkins and point guard Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green & Nenad Krstic.


For the last few seasons since the C’s won the title in 2008, almost everyone in Celtics Nation have echoed the same sentiment: When healthy, this was the best starting five in the league.

The reason? It was Ubuntu—the ultimate team philosophy. It was a family. The team’s chemistry was second to none other.

While the team will most certainly band together as they gear up for the stretch run, the loss of Perk was more than just the loss of defensive stopper in the middle; it was like losing a family member—just ask Kevin Garnett.

Now reliant on a rotation in the middle of Troy Murphy, Nenad Krstic and the two oft-injured O’Neals, size continues to be a critical problem that stares the team directly in the face.

But Danny Ainge doesn’t seem to be worried about the Lakers or any other Western Conference team for that matter. H ...

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