There was an uproar last week when Celtics fans heard about Perkins leaving for Oklahoma City. Personally, I likened it to a big break up. It took a few days for everyone to digest the news that the player who was instrumental to the Celtics' toughness had been traded.
I was on Twitter pretty much the whole day that all of this went down. Many people were so angry that Danny Ainge would even think to do such a thing.
In the back of my mind I knew that there was a silver lining to all of this madness. After all, Ainge has been in this league for many years, so I was pretty sure he knew what he was doing.
Now that the dust has settled and we can all think objectively about all the new guys the Celtics have acquired, I'm sure most fans can say that Danny Ainge isn't so crazy after all.
With the addition of Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic, and Troy Murphy, the Celtics now have depth in the forward and center positions. What's really nice is that they're healthy right now and can play strong in the remaining games. We've already witnessed Krstic's potential as a great offensive rebounder, which will be needed during the playoffs when/if the Celtics face teams like the Lakers or the Spurs.
I just hope it doesn't take very long for the new guys to learn the defensive system and to create chemistry with the vets. After all, when it comes to Celtics fans, every single game counts.
What do you think? Did Danny Ainge do good with the trades?