Players the Thunder gave up in trades

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Modified: February 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm •  Published: February 24, 2011

JEFF GREEN

Position: Small forward/power forward

Years pro: Three

Career stats: 14.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.9 spg

What the Thunder lost: A glue guy, someone who played out of position and typically sacrificed for the greater good of the team. Green's versatility also will be missed. Pick-and-rolls for opposing point guards and power forwards just became harder for the Thunder to defend.

What the Celtics got: Additional skill and athleticism on the perimeter. Green should be a good fit in more of a sixth man role behind Paul Pierce.

NENAD KRSTIC

Position: Center

Years pro: Six

Career stats: 10.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.7 bpg

What the Thunder lost: It's best shooting big man. Krstic was vital in the pick-and-pop with Russell Westbrook.

What the Celtics got: Even more offense at the center spot. Shaquille O'Neal is a low-post scorer. But Krstic will join Jermaine O'Neal as centers who can step out and stretch defenses with mid-range shooting.



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