Gary Washburn | On basketball

Following Rajon Rondo trade, it’s all about patience for Celtics

With Rajon Rondo gone and more assets accumulated, Danny Ainge is plotting the team’s next moves.

Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell were introduced in Dallas on Friday. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, G.J. McCarthy)

Rajon Rondo ready to start ‘new chapter’ in Dallas

The former Celtics guard was introduced in Dallas on Friday following his trade there on Thursday.

Though they weren’t in uniform Friday night, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, and Brandan Wright got their new jerseys.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Danny Ainge says trade ‘was the right thing to do’

The uncertainty that lingered with Rajon Rondo entering free agency led to Ainge making the trade with Dallas.

Brandon Bass throws down a dunk for 2 of his 9 points Friday night. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: 20celtics Reporter:

CELTICS 114, TIMBERWOLVES 98

Celtics pull away from Timberwolves

Friday night’s game was Boston’s first since trading Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks.

San Antonio’s Danny Green, left, shoots over Portland’s Allen Crabbe during the first half of what ended up another long night for the Spurs, who lost in triple overtime, 129-119.

NBA roundup: Trail Blazers outlast Spurs in 3 OTs

Portland’s Damian Lillard had a career-high 43 points as San Antonio lost its second straight triple overtime game.

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.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chris_Gasper_150px-7106.jpg Rajon Rondo not as valuable as we were led to believe

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/04a02cf9837a4b19894fa2a5a88acd7e-04a02cf9837a4b19894fa2a5a88acd7e-0.jpg Kendrick Perkins says Rajon Rondo wanted out of Boston

Rondo’s former teammate and close friend was among many throughout the NBA to comment on Thursday’s trade.

Rajon Rondo says farewell to Boston on Twitter

The former Celtics guard posted his reaction to being traded on Twitter.

Keith Olbermann says Rajon Rondo trade finalized at Colbert Show

The ESPN personality says Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was working on the deal in the green room before his appearance on the show.

Dallas Mavericks forward Brandan Wright (34) plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Meet the new guys

A look at new Celtics Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, and Jameer Nelson

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

GARY WASHBURN I ON BASKETBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rondo150-6852.jpg Celtics didn’t get enough in Rajon Rondo trade

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

2008: The last Celtics championship

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Celtics finished off Lakers for team’s 17th NBA title

Look back in the Boston Globe archives at coverage of the Celtics’ first championship in 22 years.