Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald caught up with Nate Robinson this afternoon before he left the team hotel and he had this to say about Perk’s reaction to the deal:
“He’s taking it pretty hard because he’s been here eight years,” Robinson just said while checking out of the team hotel in Denver. “He was very emotional, crying. He has to move his family, and he’s been really tight with Rondo and other guys on the team. I feel his pain. It was tough when I left New York because of all the guys I’d been around.
“With Perk, everyone thinks he’s mean because of how he looks, but he’s a soft giant with a big heart,” he said. “I told him he’s not alone. We’re going together. I told him you won’t be by yourself. You’ll have me by your side. We’ll make it work together.”
We’ve spent a lot of time here and will obviously discussing the ramifications of this deal, but for a second, let’s take a minute to reflect and thanks Perk for a terrific eight years in green. He’s been a lifelong Celtic and it will be painful to move on without him. You can imagine how tough it is for the guy. We’ll have more full analysis for tomorrow….but for now we feel for you man.