The Brandan Wright Trade?

Nov 28, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Dallas Mavericks forward Brandan Wright (34) dunks the ball as Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) watches at Air Canada Centre. The Mavericks beat the Raptors 106-102. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Last night the Boston Celtics traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a second round pick and a complicated protected first round pick that most likely will be conveyed in the 2016 draft. The way things work in the NBA is that the trade gets remembered as the trade for the guy that was the biggest star, which can either be measured in All Star appearances, salary, or simply by the ratio of players and assets given up to get him. So, by any sane conventional sense this will be known as the ‘Rondo Trade.’ Continue Reading