BOSTON CELTICS TRADE RONDO TO DALLAS MAVERICKS — Sports Grind Daily Brian Babineau/Getty Images
By: Connor Glowacki (@ConnorGlowacki)
After years of speculation, the struggling Boston Celtics have finally
traded away star point guard Rajon Rondo. The Celtics and the Dallas
Mavericks have agreed to send Rondo to Dallas for forward Brandan Wright,
guards Jameer Nelson and Jai Crowder, a first round draft pick in 2015, and
finally a second round pick in 2016.
The 9-14 Boston Celtics have been struggling in the weak Eastern
Conference this season and the decision to trade Rondo signals that Boston
is officially in rebuilding mode, by filling their roster with younger
players and multiple future draft picks.
Many critics point that the trade today shows that the Celtics are
willing to tank the rest of the season in order to build for the future
under second year head coach Brad Stevens.
As we have seen in previous seasons, however, NBA teams that decide to
lose as many games as possible, don't always gets the top overall pick in
the following year's draft class. But after seeing the Oklahoma City
Thunder struggle for years and being able to acquire Kevin Durant, Russell
Westbrook, and James Harden with their high lottery draft picks, and most
recently the Washington Wizards using recent top three draft picks on John
Wall and Bradley Beal, teams are beginning to figure out that they have a
better chance of
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