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Celtics dangling Kendrick Perkins to move up in draft

Jun 24, 2010, 11:09 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for Perkins_game.jpgThe Celtics have a young star point guard paired with a front line ready to star in a remake of Cocoon. Boston knows that long term it needs to get younger. Boston also knows there are some quality big men up at the top of the draft that fit their needs.

So the Celtics have dangled Kendrick Perkins and their No. 19 pick to move way up in the draft, according to Sam Amick at Fanhouse.

Perkins is an expiring $4.4 million contract and a guy about to have offseason knee surgery. He’s also a solid big man in the middle who can defend and rebound and be the anchor a lot of teams could use.

But would you give up a potential future star big man for Kendrick Perkins and the No. 19 pick? Not if you’re building for the future you’re not. Nor if you are sane.

  1. mo - Jun 24, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Still 2 years later–the Celtics without Posey are pizza without cheese.

  2. Morgan - Jun 24, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    I sure hope they don’t trade him. Perk has been the unspoken star all post season. He allows teams to use single coverage on the superstar bigs. I sure hope Danny Ainge knows what he is doing.

  3. banner18 - Jun 24, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    I don’t like trading Perk, unless we can somehow get DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins will be a perennial All-Star no matter where he ends up.

  4. Marc 1717 - Jun 24, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Perkins – worst hands in the NBA, perhaps the worst I have seen in Boston since Dick Stuart played first for the Sox in the 60’s.
    His offense has completelty deteriorated, get 2-4 shots blocked every game.
    His defense is overrated, not mobile, does not help out well at all.
    Perhaps the dumbest Celtic ever, no court sense.
    Please, get rid of him, anyway you can.

  5. CommonNow - Jun 24, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    You trade who you can get value while still being able to afford the loss. Perkins has been a rock for the Cetics yes. But when they come in 11th place next year, you’ll be screaming for a change!!!

  6. Marc17 - Jun 24, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    worse hands ever. please go play somewhere else

  7. Jfree781 - Jun 24, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Perk is so one dimensional. He is one of the best defensive bigs in the league but when it comes to offense he is a huge liability. Personally I would like to see Perk used as more of a role player, used for defensive purposes. I think he would be much better coming off the bench. The Celtics need more of a well rounded big man who can score down low. Perk looks like a fish out of water when he has the ball in his hands. I think the lack of an athletic big man killed us this year. I say trade him unless you can keep him as a bench player, and at $4,390,208 salary with a bad knee to boot, I can’t imagine teams will be lining up to take him off our hands.

  8. celtichater - Jun 24, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Celts are gonna have to do a lot more than getting rid of Perkins to catch the Lakers! Celts big 3 are long in the tooth gonna need to stock up on Bengay. No way any sane GM trades down to get a center with mental problems and now knee problems.

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