OK, little hyperbole there folks. Ainge hasn’t traded everyone.
There’s that Rajon Rondo fella, and no worries the Big Three, 21st century edition, remain intact. There’s also the Big Diesel, though he’s in the shop at this point.
The big move of the day is the Perkins and Robinson trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder. In return for the big—and little—guy, the Celts pick up forward Jeff Green and center Nenad Krstic.
Green rejoins an organization he was once part of, for about five minutes, anyway.
Green had been selected fifth overall by the Celtics in the 2007 draft only to be immediately traded to the Seattle SuperSonics (eventually OKC Thunder) in the move that delivered Ray Allen and Glen “Big Baby” Davis to the Celtics. The acquisition of Allen ultimately helped Ainge create the new version of the Celtics “Big Three.”
The Perkins move wasn’t the only action for the day for the Celts.
Center Semih Erden and rookie forward Luke Harangody were also dealt. The pair were shipped to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second-round pick in the 2013 draft.
In the third move of the day, swingman Marquis Daniels was sent packing to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for cash. Daniels is currently nursing a bruised spinal cord.
Stay tuned. After trading away five players in exchange for just two, it’s apparent that the Celtics will have to make other moves as well just to fill out their roster.