According to DallasBasketball.com:
The Mavericks are engaging in trade talks involving Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, sources tell DallasBasketball.com. Meanwhile, Dallas has taken a position on Chris Paul and is also investigating bids on point guards Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings – and we’ve got the scoop on what’s happening with all four.
That’s all the info I can gather as I’m stuck behind a pay wall and too cheap to shell out $4 for a rumor.
I can’t imagine the Mavs making any moves until they secure Dwight Howard. ESPN’s Chris Broussard thinks the Mavs are the front-runners for clown face.
If Shawn Marion opts-in to the final year of his $9 million contract (and he’s expected to do so), then Dallas will have an expiring contract to offer teams. I have no interest in Marion. It’s not like Rondo’s contract (2 years, $23 million) is an albatross that needs to be unloaded.
OJ Mayo will not exercise the $4 million option on his contract and will become a free agent. He could be a sign-and-trade target.
Dallas recently drafted Miami PG Shane Larkin. Maybe Danny Ainge likes his game.
Because of the ACL injury, Rondo’s trade value is low. If Ainge is determined to move his point guard, he’ll likely have to wait until the mid-season trade deadline to get the most value.