The Rajon Rondo Effect: How One Bad Trade Completely Changed 3 NBA Teams

August 5th, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Through a turbulent stretch spanning less than seven months, Rajon Rondo shifted the long-term fates of three different NBA franchises for better and worse.

Now a member of the Sacramento Kings, an organization he latched onto via free agency, Rondo made 22 regular-season appearances for the Boston Celtics and 46 for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2014-15 campaign. Three teams in about a half-year's time is a scarce feat for any player, even if he's yet to represent that third home on the hardwood.

Rarer still is the impact Rondo had and continues to have on each of their futures. Players of his stature—even those with fading reputations—aren't known for switching teams this frequently. And when they do, it's not something that can be passed off as inconsequential for any of the affected parties.

What if the Dallas Mavericks never traded for Rondo? Would the Celtics have sent him elsewhere? Re-signed him in free agency? Let him walk in free agency?

How would the Kings have approached their offseason if Rondo was unavailable, either because he was dealt somewhere he wished to stay or ...

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