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Nate Robinson Traded To Oklahoma City Thunder In Deadline Deal

Nate Robinson and Kendrick Perkins were traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday right at the NBA trade deadline.

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NBA Trades: Nate Robinson To Oklahoma City, Aaron Brooks To Phoenix, Portland Makes A Move

The trade deadline has passed and the dust has settled, but for about an hour, NBA trades were coming in fast and furious. When it was over, the Boston Celtics had a brand new roster, Nate Robinson had a new home that irritates Seattle fans and Aaron Brooks was heading west. Even the Portland Trail Blazers got into the action, securing Gerald Wallace after a full day of negotiations with the Charlotte Bobcats.

Here’s a quick rundown of the moves with Northwest ties.

Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Portland for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and a first-round draft pick. Robinson was surprised by the move and the Celtics veterans were upset at losing Perkins. Whatever Danny Ainge’s plan was, it isn’t clear, but the Celtics have a new look after making a flurry of deadline moves.

Aaron Brooks to Phoenix for Goran Dragic and a first-round pick. Brooks had been a trade rumor that kept popping up, with even the Blazers reportedly in the mix at one point. In the end, the Phoenix Suns swooped in to make a deal with Houston at the wire.

Gerald Wallace to Portland for Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks and two first-round draft picks. It was on, then it was off, and finally it was back on again just as the deadline was about to pass. The draft picks heading to Charlotte are both conditionals, one in 2011, acquired from New Orleans, and one in 2013. Marks was also added to the deal late.

Looking for more on the trade deadline moves? SB Nation’s Andrew Sharp put together an impressive list, recapping all the wild action from Thursday and the days leading up to the deadline. Check it out to get all caught up on which players were swapped.

For more on the trades, check out our NBA trade deadline StoryStream. To connect with Portland fans, check out SB Nation’s Blazers Edge.


Nate Robinson Reacts To Being Traded To Oklahoma City Thunder

Nate Robinson was thrown into a last-minute trade on Thursday as the Boston Celtics sent Robinson and Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. Robinson is Seattle basketball in many ways, representing his city both as a Washington Husky and while in the NBA. So seeing Robinson head to Oklahoma City, the franchise stolen away from Seattle, has to be a bit of a shock for Seattlites, and probably isn't sitting well with Robinson.

He didn't say much, but Robinson took to Twitter to give his reaction to the trade.

All I can say is wowzersless than a minute ago via Echofon

That about sums it up.

Robinson saw his name floated in other rumors ahead of the trade deadline, but Oklahoma City? Sure, the NBA is a business, but this can't sit well with Robinson, who's spent his entire career playing in either New York or Boston. He loved it in Boston, getting along well with his teammates while providing a spark.

Yet now, Robinson heads to Oklahoma City, the team he watched growing up in Seattle under a different name. It's unlikely he cares about the name on the jersey now, but fans in Seattle do. It's a dilemma, and a hard one at that. Root for Nate or root against that name across the front of his jersey?

Just another reason to hate the NBA.


Nate Robinson Traded To Oklahoma City Thunder In Kendrick Perkins Deal

Nate Robinson is has been traded as the Boston Celtics make moves right at the NBA trade deadline. Boston dealt Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green and others already, and Robinson will join Perkins in Oklahoma City, according to a report. The deal sends Perkins and Robinson to the Thunder, with Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic headed to Boston. No further details were available.

For the second year in a row, Robinson found himself on the block as the Celtics looked to make a trade ahead of the deadline. Robinson’s inclusion in the deal doesn’t come as a shock, though Perkins being traded did send shockwaves through the NBA landscape. The deal came down just before noon, right as the NBA trade deadline was passing.

For Seattle fans, this deal has to sting a bit. Robinson, a hometown hero here, will now head to the Thunder, the team formerly known as our Seattle Sonics. Fans of the Sonics are still upset over having the team snatched away, and this deal has to make Seattle fans even more mad. If we’re playing the “what if” game, Robinson could’ve been headed to Seattle at the trade deadline, but instead will play for the team Clay Bennett and company stole away.

For the latest trades and rumblings, check out our NBA trade rumors StoryStream.

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