Rondo had been linked with numerous teams…
The Boston Celtics have traded point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the Mavs have announced.
The Celtics have sent the All-Star point guard to Dallas in return for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson and draft picks. It is understood that Boston will receive a first-round Draft pick in 2015 and a second-rounder in 2016.
However, the bigger news is certainly the move for Rondo which will see him suit up alongside Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Tyson Chandler and Chandler Parsons in a highly impressive starting five.
Parsons discussed the possibility of playing with Rondo earlier on Thursday: “To be able to get a guy like Rondo, it’s unbelievable,” he said.
“It’s not every day that you can get a point guard of his status, and the way he can pass the ball, he’s a difference-maker. To be able have that, with the combination of what we already have with our system and the players put around him, it’s special. It’s definitely exciting. Like I said, I hope it goes through because he’s a heck of a talent, one of [the] better point guards in the NBA.”
Dallas are currently 19-8 for the season and sit in sixth place in the Western Conference, but the strengthening of the roster with Rondo’s arrival will only further boost their chances this season and establishes them as legitimate championship contenders.
While the West remains highly competitive, the Mavs have already established themselves as one of the more high-scoring and most entertaining teams, and Rondo’s addition will only improve them and boost the roster.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) December 19, 2014