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Rondo to Dallas, More Picks to Boston

The Boston Celtics have successfully dealt Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, rather than previous rumors of the Lakers, etc. The Celtics receive Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a first rounder, and a second rounder, a deal that is somewhat baffling considering that the team already has strengths at all these positions. They have a gluttony of big men - Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller, Kelly Olynyk, and even Vitor Favorani all stand tall in the PF/C position. They are arguably more in need of a guard spot now, as Marcus Smart is healing. However, it's not like Nelson is a world-beater that nullified the loss of Rondo at the position. 

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The trade also sends two picks to Boston, adding to their great stockpile of future draft picks, ensuring that if they don't get a big name player with the cap-space freed by Rondo, they certainly can groom some. They already have 5 first rounders in the upcoming years, and this just adds one more first to that list.

The man that stands to hurt the most from this trade is Devin Harris. Where will he play behind Rondo and Monta Ellis?

What do you guys think about this trade? Did Boston sell low to Dallas? Or did Dallas pay too much for what amounts to a rental of Rondo?  Let us know in the poll below, as well as the comment section!


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