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Celtics trade PG Rondo to Mavericks

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BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.

The Celtics will send Rondo and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, two draft picks and a $12.9 million trade exception.

"Welcome to Rajon Rondo the newest member of the Dallas Mavericks," team owner Mark Cuban wrote on the social media application Cyber Dust shortly before the official announcement. Cuban also thanked the three departing players, calling them "Amazing players and better people."

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Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 Rajon Rondo, Dal10.8
2 John Wall, Was10.6
3 Ty Lawson, Den10.6
4 Chris Paul, LAC9.7
5 Kyle Lowry, Tor7.8
6 Michael Carter-Williams, Phi7.7
7 Stephen Curry, GS7.6
8 LeBron James, Cle7.6
9 Jrue Holiday, NO7.1
10 Jeff Teague, Atl7.0
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
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2 John Wall, Was2.17
3 Paul Millsap, Atl2.16
4 Stephen Curry, GS2.00
4 Kawhi Leonard, SA2.00
6 Tony Allen, Mem1.95
7 James Harden, Hou1.92
8 Chris Paul, LAC1.88
9 Mario Chalmers, Mia1.85
10 Anthony Davis, NO1.83
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