Found January 12, 2012 on Celtics Life:
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Before fans get too excited, note that the title says "not re-signing, as opposed to "trading." When you have the best record in the league and it's your last shot to win a title with an aging core, you don't trade your starting center and best player's best friend for a backup to your all-star small forward. Now that that's out of the way we can get down to the business of evaluating whether re-signing Perkins would have been a wise move. So far the results are looking like Danny might have been wise to avoid locking Kendrick Perkins up long term. The Thunder aren't complaining. They have the best record in the league right now. They defeated the Hornets last night to improve to 10-2. I'm sure Perkins played solid defense, but he finished with 0 points and 3 rebounds. Perkins is averaging only 5 point and 6 rebounds on the season. Despite being a year and a half removed from knee surgery, Perkins is not the same player that he was in Boston. ...
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