|2014 Regular Season|
The Celtics will get Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks, said the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday night because the trade was not official yet.
It was Rondo's third triple-double this season.
Owners will surely take the gaudy stat line, though they'd like to see Rondo break out of his shooting slump. Though he's never been renowned for his shooting, he's a dreadful 18 for 66 (27.3 percent) over his last six games.
Rondo had dinner the night before with Kobe Bryant and then showed the Lakers superstar a thing or two on the court in the latest installment of this historic rivalry.
Rondo had eight points, seven rebounds and nine assists as he was matched up with Bulls superstar Derrick Rose. What is painful about this performance is though he was close to a hallowed triple-double, the failure to reach double figures in any category is somewhat of a fantasy flop.
Rondo has 84 assists in seven games so his passing wizardry remains a major fantasy asset.
The point guard returned in Wednesday night's 109-94 loss to visiting Oklahoma City. He had a season-high 20 points and 12 assists.
Fantasy owners have to be pleased with what they've seen from Rondo, who is averaging 9.3 points, 9.0 boards and a league-leading 12.5 assists.
Fantasy owners have to be thrilled with what they saw from Rondo. "He looks like himself," coach Brad Stevens said. "He kind of looks like what I saw on film before I got here. I don't think he ever looked like that at any time last year. ... But he is back to full speed. And it's really good to see."
Rondo was expected to miss six to eight weeks, but in updates this week he hinted that he might be able to come back early. It's been five weeks since he broke his left hand when he slipped in the shower. Stevens said Rondo will wear something to protect the hand during the game. But Rondo won't have any limits on how many minutes he plays.