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This trade also includes the Los Angeles Clippers' 2012 first round draft pick going to the Celtics, Top 10 protected through 2016.
At first glance, this is a tough deal for Celtics fans to swallow, but it’s not as bad as some might think. It’ll actually wind up being a blessing in disguise and make the Celtics better when you consider all of the factors.
Keep in mind some of those factors are yet to come.
Pro: The Celtics acquired the perimeter size/wingman they desperately needed after they lost Marquis Daniels to injury. Green is athletic, can score and come out to defend. He hasn’t broken out like many expected, but he’s a talented player.
And he’s much better than Daniels (with all due respect).
Pro: Nate Robinson was expendable with Delonte West’s return, and the Celtics were smart to move Nate’s contract, which was guaranteed through next season.
Con: The Celtics lost their toughest, most physical interior player. Perk was a terror under the hoop in a lot of ways: rebounding, blocking, sweating and he wasn’t afraid of anyone.
Krstic did throw a chair at an opposing player during a Serbia-Greece game over the summer, so maybe the loss of Perk won’t be too bad.
In all seriousness, there will be some question marks at first, but Krstic should fit his role well when coupled with Shaq in the middle.
Con: Nate Robinson’s clubhouse persona will be missed.