Kendrick Perkins traded to OKC

Jeff Green was a Celtic before for a very short time. He'll get a chance to play for the Celtics after being traded to Boston.

In an unexpected trade shortly before the 3 PM Eastern Time Trade Deadline, the Boston Celtics traded starting center Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Jeff Green and center Nenad Krstic. Ironically, Green was drafted fifth overall in the 2007 draft by the Celtics, and traded to the then-Seattle Supersonics for Ray Allen. The trade was quite surprising, and now the Celtics will be short at center, with Krstic an obvious level below Perkins and Shaquille and Jermaine O’Neal injured. To make matters worse for the center position, former third string/backup center Semih Erden was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Perkins had just come back from a major knee injury suffered in the 2010 NBA Finals. They do get an underrated forward in Green, who has been in the shadow of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant his whole career. Green, in his third season in the NBA is averaging is averaging 15.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. The former Georgetown alum is a versatile player, who can play both the small and power forward positions.

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