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With Rajon Rondo's move to Dallas, Western Conference may get tougher
With Rajon Rondo's move to Dallas, Western Conference may get tougher

Rajon Rondo now plays for the Dallas Mavericks, which could make things more difficult for the Clippers in the Western Conference. Or not. "It doesn't mean anything," Clippers point guard Chris Paul said Friday, "until you see how a team plays." He has a point. Memphis traded Pau Gasol to the Lakers in 2008, and they went to the NBA Finals four months later. Miami traded Shaquille O'Neal to Phoenix that year, and the Suns didn't get out of the first round of the playoffs. The Mavericks certainly got better in theory by acquiring the four-time All-Star point guard from the Boston Celtics on Thursday. Rondo leads the league in assists (10.8 per...

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