Celtics agree to trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks

Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


The Celtics have agreed to trade guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for three players and two draft picks.

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Boston received Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, and Jameer Nelson from Dallas in exchange for Rajon Rondo.

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