In the first major blockbuster deal of the 2014-15 NBA campaign, former Boston Celtics superstar Rajon Rondo has been traded to the Mavericks.
Although the deal is not yet finalized, it should be finalized soon. The Celtics receive Jae Crowder, Brandon Wright and Jameer Nelson in the deal, along with two draft picks. Both the Celtics and the Mavericks benefit from the deal, as Boston sets themselves up to further rebuild, while the Mavericks delve into the perennial contender conversation. Look for the high-powered Mavericks offence to hit unprecedented levels, so long as Rondo’s chemistry meshes well with his teammates from the get-go.
Rondo brings the Mavs a defensive presence they desperately need at the point guard spot, which will help them in their push towards the post season.