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The Baseline: Rondo to the Mavs, Rookie futility & more

Tis the season of giving, and this past week’s NBA Matchups gave us one of the most exciting weeks of basketball in recent memory. Proof that the Western Conference is stocked from top to bottom with teams who are equipped to make a unique run to the Conference Finals. This week’s show focuses on:

  • The Mavs-Celtics deal to acquire Rajon Rondo. Did this deal make the Mavericks instant NBA Title Contenders? Will the newly acquired Celtics, Jameer Nelson and Brandan Wright have any impact? What about Marcus Smart now that Rondo is gone–is it his time to shine?
  • The Rockets acquired Corey Brewer– How does this makes their team better? Does the road to Rockets prominence lie in being that much better defensively, even if it means compromising their offense?
  • We also look at the fallout from the Jabari Parker injury and how it impacts the underwhelming rookie of year race? Who is going to step up in what has been a very maligned and somewhat disappointing year for the the rooks to step up and shine? Andrew Wiggins, Smart, Nikola Mirotic are up next as favorites.

We also go coast giving you the recent news happening in the Association. All this and more in our Holiday Edition of The Baseline.

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