Not to take away from what Wally Sczerbiak or Delonte West did for Boston, but let's face facts here: Danny Ainge, while not a genius, has managed to pull off one of those rare strokes of brilliance that he's been known for He acquires a former All-Star that can right away help the franchise and could quite possibly vault them into the playoffs, plus a second round pick (No. 35) and all he gives up is a young scorer (West) a proverbial re-tred (Sczerbiak) and the No. 5 pick (Jeff Green) a player who they more than likely wouldn't have developed well in the system emphasized by coach Doc Rivers. So all in all the Celtics turn out to be one of the big winners in the draft with out even drafting anyone of significance.
In short, this was a good trade to a greater extent for the Celts and to a leser extent for the Sonics because propels Boston into postseason contention and Seattle into a rebuilding mode where they can build around Durant and eventually succeed.