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Celtics still in position to win

Kendrick Perkins trade caused stir, but made team more versatile, athletic

Updated: March 1, 2011, 2:35 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- After consummating the most jarring, controversial and gut-wrenching trade in the NBA on Thursday, the Boston Celtics took one game to mourn the loss of their "brother" Kendrick Perkins before turning their attention back to the task at hand -- raising Banner 18.

But did Celtics boss Danny Ainge's decision to gamble on a roster overhaul rather than a cosmetic touch-up torpedo Boston's chances of winning a championship?

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