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From the archives | 2011

Celtics trade Kendrick Perkins to Thunder

Dealt with Nate Robinson for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic

DENVER - The Celtics overhauled their bench yesterday with a flurry of unexpected trades, the most prominent being a deal that sent popular workhorse center Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City along with guard Nate Robinson for small forward Jeff Green, center Nenad Krstic, and the Clippers’ first-round pick in 2012, which the Thunder owned.

The Celtics then shipped rookies Luke Harangody and Semih Erden to Cleveland for a second-round pick in 2013 (Minnesota’s). Finally, they sent Marquis Daniels, who bruised his spinal cord Feb. 6 against Orlando, to Sacramento for cash considerations and a second-round pick in 2017.

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