Kendrick Perkins is the latest Celtic on the trading block, according to Fanhouse’s Sam Amick.
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.
If the Celtics could trade Perk and the #19 for DeMarcus Cousins or Derrick Favors, count me in. But it’s not happening. That package isn’t nearly enough. These talks are interesting and it’s weird to think Perk might be on the way out, but no team with a high lottery pick is biting on that. Perkins is the type of player every contending team needs, but rebuilding teams need the guys with higher ceilings. Plus, the guy’s got torn ligaments. This trade isn’t happening, unless the Celtics offer more.