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*(Via USA Today) – As unfathomable as it may seem, the NBA’s ultra-competitive Western Conference just got deeper, more talented and more compelling.

Thursday, the Dallas Mavericks reached a deal to acquire four-time All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics, and the Mavericks are now looking at this impressive starting lineup: Rondo, shooting guard Monta Ellis, small forward Chandler Parsons, power forward Dirk Nowitzki and center Tyson Chandler.

Already the top offensive team in the league, scoring 113.6 points per 100 possessions, the Mavs added a quality point guard whose main objective is to create for others.

But even with that outstanding offense and a 19-8 record, Dallas is still behind Memphis and Houston in the Southwest Division and in sixth place in the conference standings. The Mavs felt they needed to make a move that would help them climber higher in the standings and believe Rondo is the player to help them do that.

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