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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I LOVED the Perkins trade! - Entry 2

This post is going to be all about the Perkins trade. First and foremost I am a firm believer that if Perk didn't go down in the fourth quarter of the Finals last year banner 18 would be hanging in the Garden. He exhibited what it was to be a Celtic. Perk was selfless and loved to play D, however I loved the trade. Everyone in the media is saying "Celtics just lost their title hopes" and "He was their defense". Honestly, I am 100% for the trade. Perk was a great low post defender and let's face it, the best shot blocker on the team. However without him the Celtics are now doing center by committee. We have three seven footers subbing in and out with the O'Neal's and Kristic along with Big Baby and KG when we go small. We still have size down low, and in fact can open up the paint for Rondo and Pierce as Kristic can shoot much better then Perk. He demands a man on him from 10-18 ft.

The second part of the trade brought Jeff Green to Bean town. He is a young player, with a post game and can shoot all the way to the 3 point line. In OKC he was playing more PF, but at 6' 8'' he really is more of a SF and thats where he has been utilized. He brings FLEXIBILITY to the team and allows the C's to do a lot more offensively. He has the ability to create his own shot and when subbed at PF can take bigger guys off the dribble and get in for a layup. The one knock on Green is his rebounding. At his height and with his athletic ability he should be getting around 6 rebounds a night, but since coming to Boston he has averaged half that at 3.3. Nonetheless I believe he will be a key member of the second unit throughout the playoffs and a vital member of this team in the future.



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