The thing I don't understand is that so many people were shocked they gave away Kendrick Perkins, when their starting lineup has never technically lost a playoff series. They offered Kendrick Perkins an extension. He declined. They didn't believe in his long-term health enough to offer him anything more, so they traded him while they could still get something for him.
Jeff Green is a nice building block to team with Rondo and Davis going forward. That's a pretty encouraging young core for a team bwhose championship hopes rest on three aging veterans. Krstic has been a really nice compliment with the big four. I expected him to be - when you stick a guy that knows how to play basketball with four other guys that really know how to play basketball, you're going to get something positive.
Boston took a chance that Kendrick Perkins won't be healthy long-term. Realistically if he's healthy and can get back to where he was before his injury in game 6 last year, then OKC is a knock-down three point shooter away from being a dynasty team, and it's not looking as good for Boston.