Jessica Camerato

Shabazz Muhammad is averaging 12.4 points this season. He has 19 halfway through the 3rd quarter.

Jay King

Early thoughts here: basketball's a lot more fun with Rajon Rondo.

Jay King

With Rondo gone, Avery Bradley has four assists early in third quarter. Had not notched more than two in any game this season.

Scott Souza

After lots of Rajon Rondo trade writing tonight, time to actually, you know, watch some of the #Celtics game. Oh look, C's up 53-48 at half.

Emily Austen

Halftime: #Celtics 53 #Timberwolves 48. Olynyk: 14 pts, Bradley: 10 pts & 3 asts; Muhammad: 13 pts.

Marc D'Amico

The Klynyk continues! Olynyk scores a game-high 14 in the 1st half to go w/ 4 rebs, 2 asts. The C's lead Minny 53-48 http://t.co/Fvqltyvcjh

A. Sherrod Blakely

Cs up 53-48 at half. #Celtics: Olynyk 14 pts. Bradley 10 pts. #Timberpups: Muhammad 13 pts. Budinger 9 pts. #CelticsTalk

Mark Murphy

Wright has one thing in common with Marcus Thornton. Both have had great moments against the Celtics. Red Sox used to always trade this way.

Jessica Camerato

#KellyinCommand: Olynyk 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 11 minutes off the bench

Gary Dzen

I wrote a little thing about my favorite Rajon Rondo play: bit.ly/1wuLuBN

Jared Weiss

Smart ready to lead, gets a tech from the bench.

Jessica Camerato

Celtics jerseys here tonight: Rondo, Pierce, Allen

Jared Weiss

Main reason Rondo was traded: Kelly Olynyk, passer extraordinaire.

Emily Austen

Kelly Olynyk continues to be a spark off the bench for #Celtics. In just 7 mins, he has 11 points and 3 rebounds. Boston up 27-24 after 1.

Marc D'Amico

The Celtics are on top of the Timberwolves 27-24 after the first. Olynyk won't slow down, as he dropped 11 points and 3 boards in the first.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Cs up 27-24 after 1Q: #Celtics: Olynyk 11 pts. Bradley 6 pts. #Timberpups: Dieng 7 pts, 3 reb. Muhammad 6 pts. #Celticstalk

Jay King

Kelly Olynyk's doing things again, guys.

Jared Weiss

Rajon Rondo really loves his red #LouisVuitton beanie. Seems to be wearing it every time I see him.

Jared Weiss

Danny Ainge’s full press conference on the Rajon Rondo trade to the #Mavs: youtube.com/watch?v=46GJxK… via @CLNSRadio #Celtics

Jessica Camerato

Olynyk continues to play well off the bench: 6 points (3/4 FG), 3 rebounds in 4 minutes

Abby Chin

Coach Stevens reminding his troops, "Move the ball! You've got to keep it moving." #CelticsTalk

Jessica Camerato

Wiggins off to a rough start in first game in Boston: 0/5 FG in 8 minutes

A. Sherrod Blakely

Haven't seen Zeller get off to this kind of a start in a while. Wonder if he's missin' Rondo. #Celticstalk http://t.co/fyceYJUpcQ

A. Sherrod Blakely

Five seconds in and Kelly Olynyk has a basket. He's in that kind of groove for the #Celtics. #ridedawave http://t.co/WnvcdEALlC

Abby Chin

No Rondo... Every #Celtics starter has already registered an assist in this game. #CelticsTalk

A. Sherrod Blakely

Zeller has two quick personal fouls. Kelly Olynyk coming in at the next stoppage of play for the #Celtics. #CelticsTalk

Marc D'Amico

Evan Turner starts and Marcus Smart returns tonight says @Sean Grande. He and Max call Celtics-Wolves and much more right now @wzlx.

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics look a bit anxious in the early going here, allowing this game to be closer than it should be. #CelticsTalk

Jessica Camerato

The Celtics first two assists in the post-Rondo era are from Zeller and Sullinger.

Jared Weiss

Brad Stevens’ full press conference on the Rajon Rondo trade to the #Mavs: youtube.com/watch?v=TLCaXS… #Celtics via @CLNSRadio

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics starting lineup: Evan Turner, Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller. #CelticsTalk

Jared Weiss

Marcus Smart reacts to the Rajon Rondo trade to the #Mavs: youtube.com/watch?v=R55f-S… via @CLNSRadio #Celtics

Jay King

Rondo "fired up and ready to go" now that he's back on a contender: masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Chris Forsberg

Danny Ainge on the emotions of trading Rajon Rondo: http://t.co/VV7yGv2QzO

Jessica Camerato

Random note: Ricky Rubio always has a friendly demeanor, very approachable even when he isn't playing. @talkhoops

Jessica Camerato

Predictions: Who will be the first Celtic to get a triple-double since Rondo?

Jay King

At least one Rondo vs. Westbrook playoff series NEEDS to happen.

Jessica Camerato

Oh yeah? RT @Rick Bonnell Sixers trying a little zone against Big Al.

Jared Weiss

Brad Stevens’ first #Celtics game roster without Rajon Rondo. http://t.co/tmoWduSO9r

Jessica Camerato

He wasn't here long but I always found it interesting to talk with Dwight Powell. Story on his skin condition: bit.ly/1wYgx8Q

Gary Washburn

The #celtics likely could have gotten a better deal but the teams Rondo would re-sign with were limited and therefore limited the trade opps

Mark Murphy

Evan Turner gets the start. Smart will come off the bench.

Gary Washburn

Mark Cuban said #mavericks fully intend to re-sign Rondo and Dallas would not have pursued deal if it did not believe Rondo would re-sign

Scott Souza

Dwight Powell with quite the co-starring role in #Mavericks presser. Believe he spoke to full media group once here in 3 months w/ #Celtics.

Jay King

Rondo: "I'm looking forward to trying to win a championship as fast as possible and trying to keep this team together."

Mark Murphy

Cuban on re-signing Rondo: "We're past the days of rent-a-player."

Jessica Camerato

Cuban says he wants to keep Rondo on the Mavs. Rondo said he's "optimistic" about the situation in Dallas.

Jay King

Mark Cuban on Rondo: "We want to earn his desire to stay here. ... We're going to do everything possible to keep him here forever."

Brian Robb

Mark Cuban on Rondo's future: "We are beyond the days of rent-a-player. We want him to be here a long time."

Jay King

Dwight Powell, out of context: "I'm not sure about the Linsanity comparisons." Neither am I, man.

Jessica Camerato

Cuban talked to Michael Finley about Rondo before the trade. Blast from the past.

Jessica Camerato

Cuban joked the Mavericks "finally got Dwight."

Kyle Draper

Rondo admits last couple of years not contending for a title were challenging. Says he has nothing to prove w Mavs. #Celtics #CelticsTalk

Jessica Camerato

Rondo said he's "fired up and ready to go" to play with future Hall of Famers and for a contender again.

Jay King

Rondo on last 2 years: "It's very challenging. ... To get back to that situation (with future Hall of Famers) I'm fired up and ready to go."

Jessica Camerato

Carlisle said the Mavs had to give up "a lot" to get Rondo from the Celtics, but thinks it was worth it.

Jay King

Carlisle said Stevens and Ainge called Rondo a relentless worker, a winner and one of the best competitors they've ever been around.

Chris Forsberg

Q: Rondo why did you choose to come to Dallas? A: “Well, it wasn’t my decision.” (laughter)

Scott Souza

One last thing from before, #Celtics rookie Marcus Smart said doesn't expect to be handed starting point guard spot, must work to earn it.

Jay King

More Rondo on Mavericks: "I think I can help complete this team." He added, "Every night I'm going to have to bring it."

Kyle Draper

Rondo says he hopes to complete what Mavericks already have. #mavericks #nba

Jessica Camerato

At press conference Rondo says he thinks he can help complete the Mavs

Chris Forsberg

Rajon Rondo at his press conference in Dallas: http://t.co/PRdBiOoPSN

Jay King

Rondo on Mavericks: "Obviously I'm very excited. ... I'm very grateful for (Boston) but I'm very excited to be here."

A. Sherrod Blakely

"Let's take a deep breath and enjoy the holidays. We're not actively pursuing anything at this minute." - #Celtics prez bkb ops Danny Ainge

Scott Souza

#Celtics Danny Ainge on possible deals for Brandon Bass, Jeff Green: let's take deep breath, enjoy holidays ... But anticipate calls.

Jay King

Does Ainge consider moving Green and Bass now? "Let's just take a deep breath and enjoy the holidays." Not active now but open to chances.

Jared Weiss

Asked Ainge whether large accumulation of draft picks is to try to move up in the draft or sweeten trades: “All of the above.” #Celtics

Jay King

Ainge on market: Every good team has a point guard of this quality

Jared Weiss

Ainge: #Celtics didn’t draft Smart as an inevitability to Rondo getting traded. Says it’s too early to say whether he’s ready to start.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Just drafting Marcus (Smart) did not make this (trading Rondo) inevitable." #Celtics Danny Ainge #CelticsTalk

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Drafting Marcus Smart did not make trade of Rajon Rondo inevitable.

Jay King

Ainge: "drafting Marcus did not make this inevitable."

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics Danny Ainge said Jae Crowder and Brandan Wright were both players the #Celtics tried to acquire previously. #celticstalk

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright are two players we tried to acquire in the past.

Marc D'Amico

Ainge on the emphasis on draft picks: "They're always tradable. Most of the best players you acquire generally are through the draft."

Emily Austen

Tune in!!! Danny Ainge is LIVE right now on celtics.com discussing Rajon Rondo/ #Mavs trade. http://t.co/XDJakZTsZJ

Scott Souza

#Celtics Danny Ainge: tried to get a star around Rajon Rondo unsuccessfully ... Then trade of him all depended on if offer was good enough.

Marc D'Amico

We are live on Celtics.com and the Celtics mobile app now as Danny Ainge discusses last night's trade with the Dallas Mavericks.

Scott Souza

#Celtics Danny Ainge: it was emotional time talking with Rajon Rondo last night ... He drove to practice facility for good bye about 7:30.

A. Sherrod Blakely

"It was an emotional time as we met last night." - Danny Ainge

Jared Weiss

Ainge: Rondo and I have talked a lot about these trades in the past. We didn’t talk a lot during this one. Met at the facility last night.

Jay King

Ainge: "I loved watching Rajon." Said he enjoyed watching him grow up. "It was an emotional time as we met last night."

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Don't think this sets back rebuild. We have draft choices, trade exception, plenty of cap space.

Jared Weiss

Ainge on Rondo: Wathcing him grow as a man and a basketball player, I enjoyed our interactions together. It was hard. #Celtics

Marc D'Amico

Ainge: "We'll have a lot of cap space which the Celtics have never had. But it was hard. It's a biz but you develop personal relationships."

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: we clearly gave up the best player in this trade, that's not generally what we want to do.

Jared Weiss

Wine: “We have a lot of cap space this summer, which the #Celtics have never had. Our plan has always been to develop through the draft.”

Jay King

Ainge: "we clearly gave up the best player in this trade which is not something we philosophically like to do."

Marc D'Amico

Ainge: "Rajon was a terrific player. I enjoyed watching him for the last 9 years. Time will tell... how these players fit in our system."

Scott Souza

#Celtics Danny Ainge: had discussions with #Mavericks about some of these guys before, but this trade came together in couple of days.

Jared Weiss

Ainge: “Rajon was a terrific player and I enjoyed watching him play over the past 9 years. But time will tell.” #Celtics

A. Sherrod Blakely

"There was definite uncertainty in what would happen. That was a factor," Danny Ainge on Rondo's impending free agency. #CelticsTalk

Jay King

MT @Jared Weiss: Ainge on trade: “There was a definite uncertainty as to what would happen this summer. That was a big factor.”

Jared Weiss

Danny Ainge says deal came together in just a few days. They had conversations in the past about the players they acquired. #Celtics #Mavs

Marc D'Amico

Ainge on trading Rondo: "There was definitely uncertainty about (being able to re-sign him) this summer. So that was a factor."

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: There was definitely uncertainty with what may happen with Rajon Rondo this summer. That was a factor.

Jared Weiss

Danny Ainge on why he traded Rondo: “There was a definite uncertainty as to what would happen this summer. That was a big factor.” #Celtics