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A league front-office source told FanHouse that the Celtics have been dangling center Kendrick Perkins and their No. 19 pick to teams with high lottery picks in attempt to add a dynamic young talent to their aging core. It's a tough sell, considering Perkins is facing surgery as early as Friday after tearing his medial collateral ligament and partially tearing his posterior cruciate ligament in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Perkins's rehab is expected to take at least 6 months and he has only one year left on his contract. He doesn't really have any trade value other than a small expiring contract. When he went down in Game 6 it basically meant the C's lost that game, would be big underdogs in Game 7 (thus losing the Championship that was theirs for the taking prior to the Perkins injury) and lost their biggest trade chip this offseason in any attempt to bring in a star to compliment Rondo. I don't see this trade offer going anywhere.

JR 6/24/2010 12:55:00 PM Edit
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  1. Jenda says:

    I don't think C's can get anyone with similar value Perk has. Ainge is not really fond of keeping long time injured players on the roster, though.

  2. Conquistador says:

    Its really a cryin' shame that happened. I try not to think of how game seven would have gone differently without this injury, and now it may cost us perk next year. While he is far from the best center in the league, i've grown accustomed to seeing him. I trust danny ainge though!

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