Rajon Rondo Traded to the Dallas Mavericks? [UPDATE]

By Jason McIntyre

Rajon Rondo, the 28-year old point guard of the Boston Celtics, is about to get traded. And it looks like Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks are about to secure one of the best point guards in the NBA.

Dallas is 19-8, which would be good enough for hosting a 1st round playoff series in the East … but in the West, they’re only the 6th seed, narrowly ahead of the Spurs. And don’t forget the Thunder are lurking (12-13), and barring more injuries, get in the playoffs. Last year, the Suns won 48 games and missed the playoffs. The Mavs’ weak link right now? Point guard. Rondo would obviously be an upgrade from Devin Harris, and it sounds like acquiring him wouldn’t cost them much:

If that seems low for one of the league’s top point guards, it’s probably because it is – Boston waited too long, and now it runs the risk of losing him for nothing in the offseason. Surely Dallas would have to add another draft pick, but it’s not like we’re talking about anything in the lottery.

Houston and the LA Lakers wanted Rondo, but didn’t have the assets to swing a deal. So Dallas looks like it’ll win.

[UPDATE: It’s done Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder and Jameer Nelson, along with a 2015 first-round draft pick and a future 2nd-round pick are going to Boston. Rajon Rondo is going to Dallas.]

Gotta wonder what Celtics coach Brad Stevens feels about losing his best all-around player and not getting a superstar in return. They’re on Year 2 of the rebuild, and barring some blockbuster, they’re going to be here awhile. When do the Indiana Hoosiers come calling for Stevens?

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