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It looks like Rajon Rondo may not be headed to Texas after all.
Multiple news outlets reported Friday afternoon that the Dallas Mavericks have contacted the Celtics about possibly acquiring the All-Star point guard. Just hours later, NBA sources are reportedly shooting down that theory.
“The Celtics haven’t had any conversations with Dallas about Rondo,” one source told the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy. “That’s ridiculous. There’s no truth to it. What in the world does Dallas have to offer for Rondo?”
“They’re trying to rebuild around a 37-year-old Dirk Nowitzki,” another league source told Murphy. “They have a lot of old expiring contracts, and that’s about it.”
The Mavs are one of the NBA’s older teams, with six players with more than 10 years of NBA experience currently on their roster. The reported motivation behind a possible deal for Rondo was to make one final championship push with 35-year-old Dirk Nowitzki, who is entering his 16th season, and to help draw disgruntled Lak
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The Mavericks are reportedly interested in trying to make a trade for Rajon Rondo, though the Celtics previously said he is not for sale.
The Celtics may not be done making moves.
The Mavericks have contacted the Celtics about Rajon Rondo, according to DallasBasketball.com. Dallas just drafted point guard Shane Larkin out of Miami, who the the Celtics showed interest in during the pre-draft process, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.
The Celtics have already parted with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry...
Josh Smith has been a player of much debate among Celtics fans. Some would love to bring Smith in to Boston and watch him and his best friend Rajon Rondo connect on alley-oops all game. Others? They're fine without him.
Smith is commanding a max contract right now, something many are hesitant to give him. Currently, he's meeting with Detroit but the Celtics are also said...
Word around the league is that Rajon Rondo is not exactly the building block for the Boston Celtics’ reconstruction project. While GM Danny Ainge admitted at the NBA Draft that the team wasn’t looking to trade Rondo at this point in time, it looks like Ainge wasn’t completely honest. Rumors have been floating that the [...]
Rajon Rondo, who was upset after seeing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce dealt, wants Josh Smith in Boston. They were teammates in high school.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2013The Detroit Pistons are meeting with Josh Smith tonight, as @WojYahooNBA tweeted. The Boston Celtics are also expected to pursue Smith.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2013
If Danny Ainge...
It’s been awhile since we had some meaningful basketball at the Palace and it’s also been awhile since the Pistons have had a player other teams feared.
Simply put it’s time to remedy both those problems and Rajon Rondo could be the guy to do that for Detroit. And since Rondo could in a sense help revive basketball in the Motor City here’s why the Pistons need to explore...
Well, Celtics Nation, you knew this day was inevitable. The minute the Celtics created the Big Three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen in 2008, you knew that it would be an exciting but limited ride. The night of the 2013 NBA Draft effectively ended a six year period where Celtics basketball became relevant again, as the Green (a team currently without a head coach after...
Recent reports have Dallas in talks with Boston about acquiring all-star point guard Rajon Rondo.
The Celtics are in the process of dismantling their
championship-caliber core, with the shuffling off to Brooklyn of
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett for future draft picks. Part of the
strip-down: What sources tell DallasBasketball.com and
FoxSportsSouthwest.com are talks that could result in a trade of
All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas.
Exactly how bad do the Boston Celtics want to be in the 2013-2014 NBA campaign? Already heading into the off-season without former bench boss Doc Rivers, now with the Los Angeles Clippers and with a deal in principle that will send Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn; would the Celtics part with their remaining All-Star? The “Boston Globe” reported on Saturday...
The Brooklyn Nets have reached an agreement with the Boston Celtics to acquire Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce after Garnett agreed to waive his no-trade clause, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Nets
With Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce headed out of town and Doc Rivers chilling on the beach in LA, there seems to be a bit of a fire sale going on right now in Boston. With nearly all of the original core of 2008 championship team gone, it’s only natural to ponder whether or not point guard Rajon Rondo is next.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge actually addressed it last night during the...
It looks like the Celtics are looking to really rebuild. First it was Doc Rivers leaving to coach the Los Angeles Clippers. Next it was Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce going to play for the Brooklyn Nets. Now according to FoxSportsSouthwest.com it looks like the Celtics are talking with the Dallas Mavericks to trade Rajon Rondo.
With talks of Dwight Howard possible playing in Dallas...
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Low-budget options will be the C’s norm for a while.
As one member of the organization cautioned last week, “We’ll be dealing with veteran minimum contracts this year and not much else. Next summer, we’ll...
Let me just save the thoughts for the Brooklyn - Boston trade for another day and dive right into the NBA Draft and what Danny Ainge brought to Boston with the lone first round pick he had.
So far, Danny's draft picks have been uneven for the most part - has has drafted our current point guard and face of the franchise in Rajon Rondo, our foremost defensive bulldog in Avery...