Dec 18, 2014 9:36 PM EST
The Dallas Mavericks' pick in the Rajon Rondo trade is likely to be conveyed to the Boston Celtics in 2016.
The Mavericks' pick goes to the Celtics this season if it falls between No. 4 and No. 14. If the pick falls between eight and 30 in 2016, it will go to the Celtics.
Dec 18, 2014 5:54 PM EST
The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics have agreed upon a trade involving Rajon Rondo.
The Mavericks would send Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, one future first round pick and a future second round pick to the Celtics for Rondo and Dwight Powell.
"The deal is on course to happen tonight," said one source.
Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Houston Rockets have effectively dropped out of talks, with the Celtics focused on wrapping a deal with the Mavericks.
Dec 18, 2014 1:50 PM EST
The Los Angeles Lakers offered the Boston Celtics multiple draft picks and Steve Nash for Rajon Rondo, according to sources.
The Celtics are in discussions with the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets.
Dec 18, 2014 11:21 AM EST
Rajon Rondo is open to re-signing with either the Dallas Mavericks or Houston Rockets should he be traded to one of those two teams, according to a source.
Given Rondo's looming unrestricted free agency, any deal would have to come with assurances that he'd be willing to re-sign with his new team.
Rondo is not actively seeking a trade from the Boston Celtics.
The Rockets will use their $8.4 million trade exception from the Jeremy Lin trade with the Lakers this past summer to acquire a player before Dec. 19 -- the deadline for acquiring players who can be dealt again on Feb. 19 under league rules.
Dec 17, 2014 11:05 PM EST
The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets have engaged with the Boston Celtics on Rajon Rondo trade talks.
The Celtics have engaged on several fronts on Rondo with the Mavericks showing an increased interest. The Mavericks have a clear need at point guard.
Rondo is scheduled to be a free agent this offseason.
As of Thursday afternoon, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Mavericks have emerged as the frontrunner to trade for Rondo. Marc J. Spears reports that the Rockets are "still fighting" to acquire Rondo.
The Mavericks are offering Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder and a first round pick for Rondo.
Wojnarowski also reports that the Celtics have reached a point of no return on a Rondo trade.
Dec 17, 2014 4:48 PM EST
The Boston Celtics are showing a renewed willingness to include Rajon Rondo in trades, according to sources.
The Celtics have left strong impressions with rival organizations that they’re prepared to make a deal that includes Rondo, sources said. Boston has been engaged in discussions described as “serious” in recent days, but no trade agreement is imminent.
Boston's asking price for Rondo remains "pretty high, probably higher than most want to pay," according to one league official.
The Celtics have focused talks on Rondo toward Western Conference teams rather than East.
Dec 06, 2014 9:10 PM EST
The Boston Celtics have assigned forward Dwight Powell and guard/forward James Young to the Maine Red Claws.
Dwight Powell has appeared in two games for the Red Claws this season and is averaging 21.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in 33.5 minutes per game. He scored six points in four minutes for the Celtics against the San Antonio Spurs on November 30 and is averaging 2.7 points in 2.3 minutes per game in three appearances with the team this season.
James Young has appeared in three games for the Red Claws this season and is averaging 24.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block in 35.7 minutes per game, while shooting 43.3 percent (13-30) from long range. He recorded six points, one rebound and one block in six minutes for the Celtics against the Houston Rockets on November 1 and is averaging 2.2 points in 3.5 minutes per game with the team this season.
Dec 05, 2014 12:25 PM EST
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers briefly held trade talks concerning Rajon Rondo during the offseason.
The Celtics would prefer to re-sign Rondo this offseason and their willingness to engage in talks regarding him is merely informational at this point, sources said.
The Celtics would likely ask for at least one first round pick from the Lakers in exchange for Rondo.
The Lakers owe their own first-round pick to the Phoenix Suns unless it falls within the top five picks.
They also own Houston's first-round pick. The Lakers could include Steve Nash, who has been ruled out for the season with a back injury. Nash is making $9.7 million this season, the final year of a three-year contract with the Lakers.
After working to get a pick from the Rockets, the Lakers are unlikely to unload one.
Dec 04, 2014 2:48 PM EST
The Boston Celtics have assigned Dwight Powell, Marcus Smart and James Young to the Maine Red Claws for Thursday's game in Portland, ME.
Nov 30, 2014 2:00 PM EST
Isaiah Thomas averaged 20.3 points per game last season with the Sacramento Kings and is averaging 15.5 coming off the bench this season for the Phoenix Suns.
“My teammates are good guys, the organization is great, and the style of play is perfect,” Thomas said. “It’s a big reason why I chose here because it favors my strengths, getting up and down, scoring and shooting at will, and using our strength, which is our guards.”
The first call Thomas received when he became a restricted free agent was from Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.
“It was crazy because I was playing in a basketball game that night, I checked my voice mail and it was Danny Ainge,” he said. “I was tripping because that’s big right there. That’s Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics, all of that. It really hit me like dang, [free agency] is about to start. He sent me a voice mail and sent me a text message. He brought up Avery (Bradley) and all the guys who have been in Boston from the [Seattle/Tacoma] area.”
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