Report: Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks

The highly anticipated deal to send All-Star guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks has reportedly been agreed to.
ESPN’s Marc Stein was the first to break down the specifics of the deal. 
Rondo, a four-time All-Star who is set to become a free agent this upcoming offseason, goes to a Mavericks team that is now firmly in contention for a conference title moving forward this year.
While Rondo is averaging just over 30 minutes (a career low) and less than nine points per game, he putting up 7.5 rebounds and 10.6 assists per outing. Those are some delicious numbers for a Mavericks squad that already boasts Monta Ellis in what promises to be one of the most electric backcourts in the Association.
Reportedly difficult to deal with at times, a change of scenery could do Rondo some good. It’s been said that he’s wanted out of Boston for some time. And now, going to a contender could be a recipe for success for the All-Star.
Rondo joins what has to be considered one of the best start

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Rajon Rondo trade shakes up both Mavericks, Celtics

Dallas makes big move to compete in West, while Celtics look to the future.



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Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks (Yahoo Sports)

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 17: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball against the Orlando Magic during the game on December 17, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau /NBAE via Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.

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Rajon Rondo reportedly traded to Mavericks

Rajon Rondo is headed to Dallas. After a 24-hour span of heavy negotiations and rumors, the Boston Celtics have finally agreed to a trade involving their franchise point guard. ESPN SportsCenter says the Mavs are sending Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks to Boston in return for Rondo and Dwight Powell….Read More

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Dallas Mavericks Follow Rajon Rondo On Twitter As Trade Plot Thickens

It’s pretty much official now. Rajon Rondo is going to the Dallas Mavericks. We know because Twitter said so.
The Mavericks either jumped the gun on a potential trade with the Boston Celtics or pulled off an epic subtle troll job on the basketball-watching universe Thursday when they followed Rondo on Twitter. Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy had the keen eye.

The Mavs followed Rondo on Twitter.— Ben Watanabe (@BenjeeBallgame) December 18, 2014
The plot thickens.

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Trade Rumor: Rajon Rondo To The Dallas Mavericks

CBS Sports reports that Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks is a very realistic possibility as Dallas and the Boston Celtics have entered “substantive” trade talks.
Rumors say the deal would involve all star point guard Rajon Rondo going to the Mavericks while Dallas would send a package centered around Brandan Wright and draft picks back to the Celtics.
Boston continues to talk to other teams about moving Rajon but it appears Dallas are the favorites to land him at this point. Rondo has averaged 8.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game this season.
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Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks are preparing for a Tuesday night clash at Madison Square Garden.

Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki lead the NBA‘s highest-scoring offense (110.0 points per game) while Chandler Parsons and Tyson Chandler complete the explosive Dallas (17-8) attack.

Carmelo Anthony is attempting to keep lackluster New York (5-21) out of the cellar though the volume shooter continues to battle through a knee injury.

This will be the year’s second meeting between the franchises that completed a six-player trade during the offseason, where Dallas acquired Chandler and Raymond Felton in exchange for Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington and Samuel Dalembert.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest and MSG. Bleacher Report will provide scoring updates and analysis. Please add your thoughts in the comments section.

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Dallas Mavericks weekly: Chandler Parsons living up to the hype

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After a tough start to the season, Chandler Parsons seems to have finally “clicked” in Rick Carlisle’s system. In the past 10 games for the Dallas Mavericks, Parsons has achieved to score in double digits in all of them, helping the Mavs to a 7-3 record over that time period. If we take a close look at his stats per month, we can depict how Parsons has increased exponentially his ppg, fg%, and 3pt%, throughout the course of the season.
Month             PPG         FG%      3pt%
October             13            .385       .286
November        14.6         .415       .327
December       21.8         .522       .462
This increase in ppg, fg%, and 3pt% might be due to two factors: (1) Parsons being more comfortable in the Mavs system, or (2) Parsons regaining some lost confidence.
Whenever a new player joins a new squad, it is expected for him to decrease his immediate output as he is making himself comfortable in a new system, as well

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Warriors hold off Mavericks for 15th win in a row

Golden State became the 12th team in NBA history to start a season 20-2.



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Shoe-in: Warriors beat Mavericks for 15th straight (Yahoo Sports)

DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 13: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against the Dallas Mavericks on December 13, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry thought about protecting his ankles. Golden State coach Steve Kerr screamed for a timeout.

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