On February 24, the NBA Trade Deadline, the Boston Celtics traded Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The trade shocked the NBA world, to include members of the team who were visibly shaken after the trade was announced.
Many fans and media members were stunned as to why the front office of the Celtics would dismantle a winning roster that went to the Finals just a year ago. This team, when healthy, could play with anyone in the NBA and were perennial favorites to win the championship.
Now, the Celtics had completely revamped the roster, and head coach Doc Rivers and GM Danny Ainge assured the worried fanbase all would be fine. They were wrong.