Fortunately, I found someone who agrees with me: Chris Mannix at SI.com. A highlight to whet your appetite:
And the truth is, Boston didn't have to give up that much. Other than adding to a growing collection of players named Green, Jeff Green didn't have much to offer the Celtics, who are committed to developing 2005 top pick Gerald Green at the small forward position. By jettisoning Wally Szczerbiak, the Celtics rid themselves of a locker room lawyer who never meshed in Boston and Delonte West's departure hurts a lot less than it would have -- had Boston been forced to include Rajon Rondo in the deal.
Imagine the vitriol spewing forth from me if the Celts had given up Big Al or Rondo in this deal! Just the fact they kept those two building blocks is a steal for the Celtics. It would be like the Sox prying away Jake Peavy from San Diego for Mike Lowell and an Abe Alvarez/Charlie Zink level prospect. Or, just like the trades the WEEIdiots always propose (Why don't we just trade Bubba Bell in single-A to the Yankees for A-Rod?).