AP Source: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

Celtics Agree To Trade Rondo To Mavs
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.


AP Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski contributed to this report.