Boston Celtics: 11 Reasons They Are Closer to a Title After Their Recent Moves

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Boston Celtics: 11 Reasons They Are Closer to a Title After Their Recent Moves
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I must admit, when I first heard the news that Kendrick Perkins had been traded, I hated it. If anything, my anger was an instant reaction to seeing a stand-up guy like Perk leave town so abruptly and with little fanfare.

My anger had nothing to do with the potential on-court impact of Perk's loss; it was merely a knee-jerk reaction to seeing a fan favorite leave town under less than ideal circumstances.

As the days passed, and I had time to calm down, I began to look at the moves rationally. I began to work out the ultimate end goal of GM Danny Ainge. Obviously, his actions were motivated by the desire to win a championship, but why had he felt the necessity to make such radical changes to a team already experiencing a great deal of success?

A week later, I think I've come to a pretty solid conclusion as to why Ainge did what he did. And, after seeing brief glimpses of his vision come together on the court, I must say that I fully support what he's done.

Believe it or not, but the Celtics are better off now than they were just a few weeks ago. I know, hard to imagine, but it's true. And here's why:

 

Dan is a Boston Celtics featured columnist. Follow him on twitter @danhartelBR

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