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Celtics get Thunder's Jeff Green

Updated: February 25, 2011, 12:13 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

Just before Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, the Boston Celtics agreed to ship center Kendrick Perkins and guard Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder for forward Jeff Green and big man Nenad Krstic in a deal the NBA approved about five hours later.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday night that while he "agonized" over the "very, very difficult decision" to trade Perkins, he thought the move to get Green and Krstic made the Celtics a better ...

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