Rondo deal a risk for Dallas

Rajon Rondo is headed to Dallas, while Brandan Wright and Jameer Nelson are going to Boston. Getty Images

Here's a breakdown of the trade in principle between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.

Celtics get: Guard Jameer Nelson, forward Jae Crowder, center Brandan Wright, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick

Mavericks get: Guard Rajon Rondo, forward Dwight Powell

Dallas Mavericks: B-

In his first public explanation for why the Sacramento Kings fired head coach Michael Malone, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive had an interesting comment.

"Just because you win 50 games, doesn't mean you can be satisfied with the status quo," he said, referencing the challenging Western Conference. While it's still unclear how exactly that sentiment related to Ranadive's franchise, which has yet to reach that level of success, it seems to help explain why the Mavericks would shake up their lineup so dramatically despite being on track for 58 wins behind what has been the most effective offense in NBA history.

Despite a 19-8 record, Dallas still stood sixth in the Western Conference,