In a trade deadline stunner, a source confirmed to WEEI.com's Kirk Minihane initial reports from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski and Sam Amick that the Celtics have traded Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City in exhange for Jeff Green and Nenad Kristic. While the deal occured just before the deadline, another source indicated that the framework was in place earlier in the week.

 

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reported via Twitter that the Celtics were among several teams asking Phoenix about former Boston College star Jared Dudley. Per Wojnarowski, the Celtics offered Nate Robinson and a first round draft pick, which he acknowledged wasn't "the most appealing package." Dudley has blossomed in Phoenix into a highly-valuable player and he recently signed a five-year contract extension.

 

The Celtics have had interest in Cleveland's Anthony Parker, and now it may be picking back up as the trade deadline looms. CBS Sports' Ken Berger reports that they have offered Marquis Daniels for Parker, who would then be bought out with cash from the Celtics. It may not be that easy. Daniels has what's known as "Early Bird" protection rights and could veto a trade.

Add another body to the list of Celtics' injuries woes. A source told CSNNE that Kendrick Perkins is expected to miss the final three games of the Celtics West Coast trip because of a strained left knee MCL. Perkins recently returned from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. He left Tuesday's game with the Warriors early in the third quarter and did not return after banging knees with Golden State's Steph Curry.

 

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if Rajon Rondo were allowed to play in a wide-open Western Conference system, you got your answer Tuesday night.



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Rajon Rondo turned 25 on Tuesday and he capped his day with a 19-point, 15-assist performance as the Celtics snapped their Golden State jinx with a 115-93 win over the Warriors. The last time the Celtics won in Oakland, Jiri Welsch started alongside Paul Pierce and Mark Blount and Ricky Davis scored double figures. That was December of 2003.

 

Sports Illustrated NBA writer Chris Mannix joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning to talk about the Carmelo Anthony trade to the Knicks and the possibility the Celtics may make a deal before Thursday's trade deadline.

 

Mannix felt that the Anthony trade -- which saw the Knicks give up Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first-round draft pick -- was a "no-brainer" for New York. 

 

Several outlets have reported that the Celtics and Rockets have discussed a deal that would send Shane Battier from Houston to Boston. The Celtics, who are looking for backcourt depth in the wake of injuries to Marquis Daniels and Delonte West, have also reportedly pursued Cleveland's Anthony Parker. The 32-year-old Battier, a 6-foot-8, 220-pounder, is averaging 8.6 points per game in 57 contests this year with the Rockets. For more Celtics news, check out weei.com/celtics.

Bobby Orr has a statue.

Makes sense, right? For all the reasons we know about. Changed the game, maybe the best player ever, flying through the air vs. St. Louis, all that stuff. A statue for No. 4 is the no brainer to end all no brainers.



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Kobe Bryant won his record-tying fourth All-Star Game MVP in 10 years, finishing with 37 points and leading the West to a 148-143 victory over the East Sunday night at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Bryant’s night overshadowed a triple-double from LeBron James, who had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the East. Ray Allen led four Celtics with 12 points, while teammate Rajon Rondon added six points and eight assists, Paul Pierce had six points and Kevin Garnett had four points and five rebounds for the East.