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Berger: Rondo willing to re-sign in Dallas and Houston

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With so much chatter about possible Rondo trades, one of the biggest factors in a possible deal is where Rondo would like to go.

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According to CBS Sports' Ken Berger, Rajon Rondo would consider re-signing with the Dallas Mavericks or Houston Rockets if traded to either this season:

Given Rondo's looming unrestricted free agency, any deal would have to come with assurances that he'd be willing to re-sign with his new team. While those discussions have yet to take place with agent Bill Duffy since no trade agreement is in place, a person familiar with Rondo's thinking said the possibility of competing for championships in Dallas or Houston intrigues him.

Check out the rest of Berger's article.  He makes a compelling statistical case for Rondo to join the dream team of Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler, and Monta Ellis or become the third Big in Houston's Big Three of Dwight Howard, James Harden, and himself.  Those are far cries from the rebuilding roster of the Celtics, but as Rondo stated last night, he wants to remain in Boston and he's "enjoying life" with his "funny" teammates.

Of the two Texas teams, the Rockets make for a more intriguing trade partner over the Mavs.  As Berger notes, the Rockets have an expiring TPE from the Jeremy Lin trade that they need to use by tomorrow.  They could flip that $8.4M player plus some picks and young talent and make a more attractive offer than the Brandan-Wright-Jae-Crowder-picks hodge podge that Dallas is serving up.