Before Rajon Rondo left town Thursday, he had one last thing to do.
Rondo, who was traded to the Dallas Mavericks as part of a five-player deal, played one final game of Connect 4 as a member of the Boston Celtics during a community appearance Thursday. He and his family played his favorite game with patients at Boston Children’s Hospital, according to the Boston Herald, giving no indication whether Rondo knew the Celtics were in the process of trading him.
“He was just in really good spirits and did a great job,” Heather Walker, the Celtics’ senior director of public relations, told the Herald.
Rondo, along with little-used reserve Dwight Powell, was traded to the Mavericks on Thursday for Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and Brandan Wright. The Celtics also received a conditional first-round draft pick, a 2016 second-round pick and a $12.9 million trade exception.
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