CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Rajon Rondo not as valuable as we were led to believe

Rajon Rondo makes other players better, but he also needs good players around him to be at his best. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

AP

Standing 6 feet 1 inch, Rondo is a unique talent, as evidenced by his 32 career triple-doubles. But too many people mistake unique for elite.

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)

Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks

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

GARY WASHBURN I ON BASKETBALL

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The Celtics got 8½ strong seasons from Rondo, but he was an ill-fitting piece for a team that is in rebuilding mode.

Meet the new guys

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A snapshot look at what Boston got from Dallas in exchange for Rajon Rondo.

With Wednesday’s overtime win over the Minnesota Wild, the Bruins have earned three of a possible four points on their trip.

Bruins getting results on road trip

With the two points, the Bruins have earned three out of four available on their trip, with one game to go against the Jets on Friday.

CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

Sports-talk negativity can be aggravating

Part of the shtick on “Felger and Massarotti” is telling us why the sky is falling even if there’s not a cloud in plain sight.

Patriot Kyle Arrington (25) was off to the end zone after Jamie Collins (91) blocked a field goal attempt against the Dolphins Sunday.

The Boston Globe

Some special forces at work for Patriots

Four kicks — three field goal attempts and one punt — have been blocked by the Patriots this season, the most by the team since 2002.

patriots notebook

Dante Scarnecchia likes Patriots position — and his

The 66-year-old Scarnecchia retired this year after 30 seasons as a Patriots assistant (under six different head coaches) and 44 years in coaching.

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It’s a long shot for a defensive player, but the Patriots cornerback has been mentioned as a candidate for the MVP award.

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Addazio has led the Eagles to bowl games in each of his two seasons.

BU’s Jack Eichel a standout at World Junior training camp

Playing for Team USA, Eichel will face off against his BU teammates in Friday’s exhibition at Walter Brown Arena.

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New England swapped a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft in exchange for the six-year veteran.

New England ski conditions

Check the latest SnoCountry report for New England downhill skiing/snowboarding areas.

Bob Ryan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ryan90.png More from the columnist

Read past columns from Ryan, who began writing for the Globe in 1968 and now contributes occasional columns.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.

Belichick era database

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

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Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

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