Perkins trade

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    Perkins trade

    I just read one fan's take on the trade....sending Perk to OKC helped Danny add valuable pieces that improves our depth and makes us younger...(and Perk was going to leave in all probability)

    Jeff Green (athletic and skilled 6'9 swing man...14 ppg while starting the majority of his career)

    Courtney Lee (6'5 shooting guard who hits 40% on threes and plays aggressive defense...will start while Bradley is out...4 yr career 10 ppg while starting about one half of the time)

    Fab Melo (athletic 7 footer.....good shot blocker, good hands, very good feet as a result of growing up playing soccer....a project like Perk was perhaps but already further along at this point with a much higher upside)

    Personally, I think this trade looks great right about now.....didn't like it two years ago when we looked like we had a shot at a ring....IMO, Danny knows what he is doing...
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    Re: Perkins trade

    The Perkins trade two winters ago may turn out to be a good trade without even considering Green doing well or failing  because Melo might end up being much better than Perkins ever was.

    Of course, that is a guess/hope at this point and the Celtics have had somewhat of a hole in their center position last year, but Melo will be better than Perkins.

    It will not be this year, but also remember that Perkins did not make many contributions in the first year of his time in Boston either.
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    Re: Perkins trade

    In Response to Re: Perkins trade:
    As far as Jeff Green goes, he started 52 of 80 games his rookie year, averaging 10 ppg in around 28 minutes....his next three years before the trade he started every game in OKC (209 games).....his line: 15.6 PPG (as the third option)  6.1  RPG .445 FGP .773 FTP    37 MPG he is 26 years old and entering his prime....running with Rondo and Bradley and learning from the vets...if he stays healthy he is going to be very way he is going to ever be considered a bust based on his performance over the first four years in the league...
    Posted by Duke4

    does this report excite you?
    + Combo forward who can handle ball and post up against smaller players.

    + Subpar outside shooter. Good finisher in transition. Not a great athlete.

    + Was destroyed by post-up 4s. Solid wing defender against 3s.

    All the good news coming out of Oklahoma City seemed to mask the fact that Green was rapidly turning into a disappointment. His production leveled off after his second season and he was one of the league's worst defenders at the power forward spot, as bigger players tore him apart on post-ups. Moreover, his pick-and-pop game wasn't a threat because he shot under 30 percent on 3s each of the past two seasons, and he also was one of the worst rebounders at his position.

    The idea behind the trade to Boston is to recast Green as a wing defender who can post-up smaller 3s and make 15-footers. His shot chart changed dramatically with the Celtics, with more tries at the rim and mid-range jumpers and a dearth of 3-pointers. Overall, however, his efficiency hardly changed.

    What changed were his defensive results. According to, opposing small forwards mustered only a 7.9 PER against Green with Boston and a 12.2 PER against him with Oklahoma City; the problem was that opposing power forwards shredded him for a 21.6 mark. Similarly, Green's Synergy stats with Boston were strong, whereas with the Thunder they were awful. All of which points to the fact that Green is much better at guarding 3s than 4s. He won't be a great player at either position, but he can defend the wing well enough to be a solid rotation player even if his offensive output continues to be relatively pedestrian, and that explains Boston's logic in acquiring him.
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    Re: Perkins trade

    "...not athletic"???? I beg to differ.

    (From my lil bro's channel page) 

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