Absolutely not. We traded Perkins to fill a more valuable hole in our roster, and since then he's become a shell of who he was while in green.And it opened a new hole that hasn't been filled yet. Courtney Lee as the backup 2/3 wouldn't be a hole, at least not nearly as much as Wafer and Pavlovic would have been. In fact he'd be a huge upgrade over Marquis who was plugging that hole when we were the best team in the league.
And we traded Perkins after Marquis went down.
Which was what opened up the hole.
The hole at backup SF.
The hole that we traded Perkins to fill.
The hole that was filled by Jeff Green: To be a backup for Paul Pierce. Which we needed. Much more than Perkins.
It was the right trade at the time, and while we do need an upgrade at the center spot now
, let's remember that we had Shaq and JO that year, both of whom were projected to return to the floor in good health later in the season--(We've got to keep hindsight out of this when we evalutate that trade)....
Perkins is not the droids we are looking for, and that's even before we get into his salary, and his diminished ability.