AP Source: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

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Celtics Agree To Trade Rondo To Mavs

BOSTON (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the deal says the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade four-time all-star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks.

The Celtics will get Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks, said the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday night because the trade was not official yet.

The deal gives Dallas a pass-first point guard and gives Dirk Nowitzki a chance at another title. The Mavericks also get forward Dwight Powell in the deal while giving up a first-round pick in 2015 and a second-rounder the next season.

Rondo, 28, joined the rebuilding Celtics as the 21st overall pick out of Kentucky and became the point guard for an NBA champion when Boston acquired Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett the next summer. He helped the Celtics reach the NBA finals again two years later.

But with the Celtics in the middle of rebuilding, he proved more valuable on the trade market.

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AP Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski contributed to this report.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Four of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 12, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright: 2008 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 9: Rajon Rondo #9, Kris Humphries #43 and Chris Babb #52 of the Boston Celtics during warm ups before the game against the Detroit Pistons on March 9, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 18: Boston Celtics Phil Pressey (L) and Rajon Rondo spend time with Camryn at Boston Children's Hospital December 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for BCH)
WALTHAM - OCTOBER 6 : Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics poses for a portrait during Media Day on October 6, 2006 at the Celtics practice facility in Waltham, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 26: (CHINA OUT) NAB player Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics visits the Great Wall at Juyongguan on August 26, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo holds the NBA Championship trophy during a celebration on the Church St. Marketplace in Burlington, Vt., Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 15: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics gets ready for the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on December 15, 2014 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 18: Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo spends time with Aaliyana at Boston Children's Hospital December 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for BCH)
TORONTO - OCTOBER 11: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics talks with his head coach Doc Rivers during the preseason game against the Toronto Raptors on October 11, 2006 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Raptors won 118-112 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - MARCH 14 : Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics chases the ball against Deron Williams #8 of the Utah Jazz on March 14, 2008 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - MARCH 5: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics shoots against the Detroit Pistons during the game on March 5, 2008 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - MARCH 5: Kevin Garnett #5, Paul Pierce #34, Rajon Rondo #9 and Kendrick Perkins #54 of the Boston Celtics huddle together against the Detroit Pistons during the game on March 5, 2008 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 5: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics goes up for a shot during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena on April 5, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Celtics won 101-78. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - MAY 10: (L-R) Paul Pierce #34 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics talk on court against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Three of the 2008 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 10, 2008 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright: 2208 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images)
BOSTON - MAY 22: Chauncey Billups #1 of the Detroit Pistons drives against Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 22, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 08: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics moves the ball up the court in the second half of Game Two of the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on June 8, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 17: Scot Pollard, Leon Powe #0, Legend Bill Russell, Ray Allen #20, Rajon Rondo #9, Kevin Garnett #5, Tony Allen #42, Assistant Coach Tom Thibodeau, Gklen Davis #11, Gabe Pruitt, and Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics pose for a portrait with the Larry O'Brien trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics won 131-92. NOTE TO USER:User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 4: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics looks across the court during the game against the New York Knicks on January 4, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Knicks won 100-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 28: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics drives the ball against Tyrus Thomas #24 of the Chicago Bulls in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on April 28, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics won 106-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 9: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics watches the game against the New York Knicks on October 9, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - NOVEBMER 26: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics drives against Jose Calderon #8 of the Toronto Raptors on November 26, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 2: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball during a game against the Phoenix Suns on March 2, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics brings the ball up court against the New York Knicks in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
BOSTON - DECEMBER 30: The Celtics finally broke into the win column tonight, which allowed the starting five, from left to right: Jermaine O'Neal,Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo to have some fun on the bench during the fourth quarter. The Boston Celtics hosted the Detroit Pistons in an NBA regular season game at the TD Garden, the team's home opener. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 27: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics scores on a layup during a 106-77 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 30: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Sacramento Kings on December 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 24: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics drives to the basket past Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks during the game on January 24, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BOSTON - JANUARY 17: Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (#9) high fives his teammates as he is introduced at the start of the game. Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (#9) returns to action against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden in his first game back since suffering a season ending knee injury in 2013. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 17: Head coach Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics talkd uring a time out against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 17, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 26: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics against the Toronto Raptors on March 26, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 14: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics looks on after failing to take a shot as time expired against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on November 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Chris Paul #3 of the Western Conference All-Stars dribbles against Rajon Rondo #9 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 17: Rajon Rondo #9 and Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics during the game on November 17, 2014 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 26: (CHINA OUT) NBA player Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics visits the Great Wall at Juyongguan on August 26, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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