Rajon Rondo: What Analysts Are Saying on the Dallas Mavericks' Trade Chances

Jeffrey Kahn@jkahn24Correspondent IIJune 29, 2013

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What do the Dallas Mavericks have to do to land Rajon Rondo?

Trade talks have begun between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics, creating a fury in the Twitter community. Many rumors started swirling around moments after the news first broke.

Mike Fisher of DallasBasketball.com was first to report the Mavericks interest:

The Mavericks are engaging in trade talks involving Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, sources tell DallasBasketball.com.

Can the Mavericks pull off the trade? Here's a look at what analysts have been saying on Twitter.


Sign Dwight Howard first.

The Mavericks must sign Dwight Howard first before they can execute a trade for Rondo. Per  on Twitter:

By my sketchy math, roster of Dirk, Rondo + 10 cap holds not enough to offer D12 max, so any Rondo/Mavs trade wouldn't happen till D12 signs.

Three-team trade. 

The Mavericks would need Shawn Marion to first sign his player option.  The Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed interest in Marion and, having signed the veteran forward, could send some type of package (with or without picks) to the Celtics.

Trade future first-round picks.

The Mavericks still owe the Oklahoma City Thunder a future, protected first-round pick. With the Celtics rebuilding and looking for picks, proposing future first-rounders isn't in the mix.


Take on Brandon Bass and Courtney Lee.

If the Mavericks were to take on these contracts that the Celtics are looking to unload, then bringing in Dwight Howard might not be feasible.


Trade Dirk Nowitzki

This wouldn't make much sense for the Mavericks as they are trying to build around Nowitzki. Unless Mark Cuban has some crazy deal in place, there is virtually no chance of moving him. Cuban and the Mavericks are in search of another ring. It will definitely be an interested month of July all throughout the NBA.

What do you think the Mavericks should do for Rondo? Let me know in the comment section.