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Danny Ainge Explains Decision to Trade Rajon Rondo

Danny Ainge Explains Decision to Trade Rajon Rondo

Before Friday night's win against the Timberwolves, Danny Ainge made his first public comments about dealing the Celtics' best player in a five-player trade.
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  • Larceny charge for Walter McCarty to be dismissed

    Larceny charge for Walter McCarty to be dismissed

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to a contractor for the purchase and installation of kitchen cabinets, and in exchange a larceny charge will be dismissed.
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  • Mark Cuban finalized the Rajon Rondo trade at the 'Colbert Repo…

    Mark Cuban finalized the Rajon Rondo trade at the 'Colbert Report' finale, per Keith Olbermann

    yahoo.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    In a rather swift and shocking December surprise, the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics moved quickly to negotiate and finalize a deal sending Rajon Rondo from Boston to Dallas. The timing of the transaction, pitched a good two months prior to the NBA…
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  • That Rondo-To-Dallas Trade Is Going Down

    That Rondo-To-Dallas Trade Is Going Down

    deadspin.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    What's half a season of (and exclusive negotiating rights to) Rajon Rondo worth ? The Celtics and Mavericks appear to be in the final stages of figuring that out. Marc Stein has the purported haul:Read more...
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  • Video - Celtics Win First Game Without Rondo 01:18

    Celtics Win First Game Without Rondo

    Dec 19
    Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points off the bench to lead the Celtics past the Timberwolves in their first game since trading Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks.
  • Video - Bill and Jalen React To The Rondo Trade 01:27

    Bill and Jalen React To The Rondo Trade

    Dec 18
    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose react to the Rajon Rondo trade as it happened during a taping of 'The Grantland Basketball Hour.'
  • Video - Celtics Agree To Trade Rondo To Mavs 02:46

    Celtics Agree To Trade Rondo To Mavs

    Dec 18
    ESPN's Marc Stein breaks down the Celtics agreeing in principle to trade Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks.
  • Video - Rondo 'Makes Perfect Sense For Mavs' 02:30

    Rondo 'Makes Perfect Sense For Mavs'

    Dec 18
    ESPN's Jackie MacMullan breaks down why Rajon Rondo is a perfect fit for the Mavericks and why Boston made the move.

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  • Dallas Mavericks frontrunners for Jermaine O'Neal after Rajon Rondo acquis…

    Dec 19
    The acquisition of Rajon Rondo has given the Dallas Mavericks an undeniable edge in the race to lure veteran big man Jermaine O'Neal back to the NBA, according to league sources.
  • Rajon Rondo trade from Boston Celtics to Dallas Mavericks 'on course' to h…

    Dec 18
    A source with knowledge of the Rajon Rondo trade talks says a "deal is on course to happen tonight."
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  • Rajon Rondo subject of Boston Celtics-Dallas Mavericks trade talks

    Dec 17
    The Boston Celtics, after years of flirting with potential Rajon Rondo deals, are in substantive discussions on a trade that would send Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources.