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Celtics Agree to Trade Rajon Rondo to Dallas Mavericks

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UPDATE: The Celtics will be sending reserve forward Dwight Powell to the Dallas Mavericks along with Rajon Rondo according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson will be coming to Boston as well.

As presently constituted, the Celtics are one player above the maximum roster size of 15. They will have to waive one player before Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

UPDATE: In order to open up as a roster spot for the three incoming Mavericks, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Celtics will waive second-year center Vitor Faverani. The Brazilian big man had not played in a game this season after undergoing knee surgery in October.

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Wright, 27, is averaging 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game with an impressive 26.19 PER in just under 19 minutes per game. He’s a free agent at the end of the season. Crowder, 24, is a six-foot-six swingman who averages 3.6 points in 10.6 minutes per night. Nelson, 32, the veteran point bguard formerly of the Orlando Magic, posts 7.3 points and 4.1 assists per night.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Rajon Rondo era in Boston appears to be coming to an end. The Boston Celtics have agreed in principle to trade their star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com

The Celtics will reportedly receive power forward Brandan Wright, small forward Jae Crowder, a first round pick and a second round pick in the trade.

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The trade came together quickly in the past week as Celtics president Danny Ainge elected to ensure a return for Rondo, rather than risk the possibility of former All-Star walking away from the team in free agency next summer.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, and New York Knicks were the other teams that had shown interest in acquiring Rondo this week, but the Mavericks emerged as the frontrunner in recent days.

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