Rationale: Utah has too many Bigs and they need to get rid of one. Big Al is the obvious choice. If he goes more playing time can be allotted to Favors and Kanter who have so much potential. K-Mart is also a good addition an can be a deadly shooter for them.
Celtics Send L.Barbosa, Fab Melo and a future first round pick.
They get K.Perkins
as a celtic fan, i don't even want perkins back. his contract is no good and besides we already have KG/darko as centre and our PF position is stacked this year.
I was sad to see him go honestly. I believe if we get Perkins KG will be playing at least half of his minutes at Center anyway. I dont think Darko, Wilcox and Collins would get any playing time tbh. Bass an Green will still get ample PT at PF even if this trade falls through.
The Celtics didn't want to overpay Perkins in 2011, why do they want to now after he's had two sub-par seasons? Also don't think this is possible with the Celtics' hard cap since they used their full MLE this season.
No way the Celtics would trade Fab Melo, Barbosa, and a 1st rounder so they can get a receding player with a TERRIBLE contract.
And Perkins is receding greatly, no question about that:
Total Rebound % Past 3 Years: 19.1%, 18.4%, 13.9%
Effective FG%: .542, .493, .489
Player Efficiency Rating (League AVG is 15): 10.2, 9.1, 8.7
PER36: 10pt/11reb, 7pt/11reb, 7pt9reb