Offseason Moves: Player Movement and Role Changes
Offseason Moves: Player Movement and Role Changes
Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division:

Boston Celtics
Who's Coming: JaJuan Johnson (27th overall)

Who's Going: Shaquille O'Neal (Retired), Nenad Krstic (Russia)

The Kendrick Perkins trade may have cost the Celtics a shot at the 2011 NBA crown, and that deal will continue to have major repercussions at the TD Garden. General manager Danny Ainge felt comfortable trading Perk because he was satisfied with the production he was getting out of Shaquille O'Neal. But Shaq barely played in the second half of the season and announced his retirement soon after.

O'Neal's retirement, combined with Nenad Krsitc's decision to return to Russia, leaves Cs paper-thin in the middle, with oft-injured Jermaine O'Neal as the team's only true big. Ainge acquired Purdue forward JaJuan Johnson on draft night, but at 6-10, 220, Johnson may lack the bulk to play inside at the next level.

Ainge will have a lo

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John Clemeno
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