January 14, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half against the Charlotte Bobcats at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, then-Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


(BleacherReport.com)—The month of December is often ripe with trade discussions in the NBA, and although plenty of potential swaps crop up, few of the seeds planted by rumors bear actual fruit in the trade market.

The Dallas Mavericks pulled off a blockbuster trade and landed pass-happy point guard Rajon Rondo—as well as forward Dwight Powell—from the Boston Celtics in exchange for a host of players and picks, including point guard Jameer Nelson and a conditional first-rounder in 2015, per a report from ESPN.com.

The Rondo exchange has the NBA all shook up, and the concentration of star power in the Western Conference is at an absurdly high level now.



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