Rajon Rondo ‘Ready To Go’ Following Blockbuster Trade To Dallas Mavericks

Rajon Rondo’s legacy with the Boston Celtics will be up for debate for some time following his departure from the team. But one thing is certain: The All-Star point guard is ready to begin a new chapter as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. And he’s already got his eye on the prize.

“There’s one goal that you have in mind, and I’m dying to get another ring again,” Rondo said after being introduced at a Dallas Mavericks news conference. “I want another parade.”

Rondo waxed poetic about his time in Boston, calling the last couple of years following the Celtics championship run “challenging,” according to ESPN. “I’ve been fortunate enough to play for future Hall of Famers and great teams and a great coach in Doc Rivers. And to get back to that situation and be able to play with future Hall of Famers and a great coach and a team that’s ready to contend for a title, I’m fired up. I’m ready to go.”

Rondo had been the subject of numerous trade rumors, as reported by the Inquisitr, before finally being dealt to the Mavericks in a swap that saw Jameer Nelson, Brandon Wright, Jae Crowder, a protected first-round pick, a second-round pick, and a $12.9 million trade exception sent Boston’s way Thursday night.

And while the news conference focused more on Rajon’s future with the Mavericks, Rondo did take to Twitter following the deal to express his gratitude towards the city of Boston following his departure. In a series of tweets, Rajon wrote how his “time in Boston has meant so much… both as a basketball player and person.”

But ultimately, Rondo’s Twitter feed had the All-Star point guard looking ahead, not behind.

What do you think? Are the Dallas Mavericks now the leading contenders to win the NBA Finals with Rajon Rondo on board?