Krstic a throw-in? Not for the Celtics

Boston's new big man is showing his high value to the team

Updated: March 10, 2011, 8:28 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Fair or not, Nenad Krstic came to Boston with the label of "throw-in" after the blockbuster deadline swap between the Celtics and Thunder.

That much was obvious when the shortened version of the trade was referred to as "Perkins for Green." The insinuation being, of course, that Kendrick Perkins and Jeff Green were the key assets exchanged, relegating Nate Robinson and Krstic (along with the future first-round pick the Celtics obtained from Oklahoma City) as mere supplemental parts, ...

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