Thursday, December 18, 2014

Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo Traded to Dallas Mavericks

Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo, Dallas Mavericks, Rondo trade

Former All-Star guard Rajon Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday evening December 18. Dallas Mavericks wants to be a contender and have a run at the championship with aging stars Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler. Mavericks will now have an explosive back-court featuring Rondo and Monta Ellis.

The deal will ship Rajon Rondo and rookie forward Dwight Powell to Dallas in exchange for guards Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, forward Brandan Wright, 1st-round pick for 2015, and 2nd-round pick for 2016. The 1st-round pick for 2015 has lottery protection, which means it is protected from picks 1-3 and 15-30.

The Dallas Maverics and Boston Celtics will have a scheduled trade call with the NBA office on Thursday night to complete the deal, which includes Boston getting a $13 million trade exception that it has one year to use.

Rondo's numbers is getting to his All-star level after the injury his averaged this season are 8.3 points, 10.8 assists and 7.5 rebounds.

Rondo on his Twitter page thanks Celtics fans and looks forward to Dallas.

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