The Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder got in just under the clock to complete a peripheral, but important, trade. Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic are packing their scarves and winter coats for Boston and will wave hello to Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson on their way to Oklahoma City.
This was a move that was unexpected and unheard of until reports were calling it finalized. It took many by surprise that both teams, considered contenders in their respective conferences, would shake up their rosters in such a profound way.
As always, this NBA trade did not happen in a vacuum; players from each team, the teams as wholes and other teams will feel the ripple in some way. There are definite winners and losers to any NBA deal, and this one is no exception.
Let's break down some of the winners and losers from Thursday's Celtics-Thunder swap.