Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 12/3/12
More than 20 months later after the infamous trade that sent Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City we are still suffering the effects of a bold wrong move. Before anyone goes to the stats and refers to Perk´s numbers (5.1 points, 5.0 rebounds this season) and explains to all of us how meaningless they are and how wrong the Thunder were in giving him a $8,300,531 salary for this season, let´s get this out first: Kendrick Perkins is not about the stats. Neither is Kevin Garnett. If KG was still fighting for stats he would be averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds per game easily (remember also that KG rests for 20 minutes in every game). The truth is that almost two years after the trade, we are lacking a presence in the paint, an enforcer, someone that takes some weight off KG's shoulders. We have tried with Shaq, Jermaine, Ryan Hollins, Greg Stiemsma, Darko Milicic, Chris Wilcox and Jason Collins. While Wilcox and Collins are trying to get adjusted to the Celtics schemes, it is clear they ...
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