Boston, at 41-15, had the best record in the East and second best in the NBA. That begs the question: Why screw around with the roster?
For some reason, the Celtics did not feel comfortable. They traded away their only center and got a backup to Paul Pierce in return. It just does not make any sense.
Jeff Green is a good young player, but where does he fit in on this team? He has Pierce playing in front of him.
Krstic is a downgrade at the center position. The only difference between the Heat and the Celtics was at that position. Perkins would have dominated Joel Anthony or whoever the Heat put at the position.
Now, the Celtics lost their X-factor in their race towards the NBA Finals.
The Heat and even the Bulls now match up better with Boston. Because of this trade, the Celtics might not even make it out of the East.
Remember last year when everyone was still saying that the Boston starting five has not lost a playoff series yet? Boston must have not thought too much about that, because they just tore it apart.