Are the Celtics Giving Away the Farm for Future Crops?
The Celtics made some interesting moves today and it has me thinking that they have already thrown in the towel for this season and are gearing up for the Dwight Howard free agent sweepstakes next season.
- Shipped Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic
- Dumped Marquis Daniels (and cash considerations) to The Sacramento Kings in exchange for a future draft pick
- Unloaded big men Semih Erden and Luke Harangody in a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, which appears to be a reason to open up roster spots and decrease luxury tax payments.
The Perkins move doesn't make any sense. I understand the other moves, but Perkins was a rock in the middle of the backcourt. With Shaquille O'Neal and Jermaine O'Neal being banged up, the Celtics now put their eggs in the Glenn Davis basket.
To me, this says that the Celtics aren't worried about an Orlando match-up in the playoffs and more so worried about the Heat and their perimeter and key-driving play style.
Regardless of who they'll face in the playoffs, the Celtics still need to GET there. With a very limited team depth wise, the C's are on shaky ground. The big four will have to play big minutes and will be forced to play wire to wire. And, with all the age talk, can the big four do it?
Loads of questions and today's trades and moves haven't answered any of them, yet.