Minutes before the 2011 NBA Trade Deadline, the Boston Celtics have agreed to send Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic, this according to reports from both FanHouse's Sam Amick and Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Celtics had been trying to trade Robinson on Wednesday, to the Warriors, but the deal fell apart seemingly as quickly as it surfaced. Perkins is in the middle of sitting out three games with a strained MCL, an injury he suffered Tuesday night.
Jeff Green, in his fourth season, was originally the No. 5 overall pick by the Celtics in the 2007 NBA Draft, but was promptly traded to Seattle in the Ray Allen deal. Green, like Perkins, come with expiring contracts, with the latter set to become an unrestricted free agent.
The Thunder add a legitimate defensive center that they need in the Western Conference, while Boston gets the wing player they publicly have been after all week, plus Krstic, who can serve as a replacement for Perkins. Green should be able to add depth behind Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.
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