Rajon Rondo

After years of flirting with the idea, sources tell ESPN.com that the Boston Celtics are in talks with the Dallas Mavericks for a Rajon Rondo trade.

Sources say the teams are discussing a trade that would send the All-Star guard to Dallas in exchange for multiple draft picks, as well as up-and-coming Mavericks center Brandan Wright and other players.

Rondo is in the final year of his contract (at $12.9 million), so sources say that any team that can come to terms on a trade with Boston will likely will request permission to confer with Rondo and his representatives to discuss his future beyond the contract.

After Boston’s Wednesday night (Dec. 17) 109-92 win over the Orlando Magic, the NBA star shrugged off the trade talks.

“[Trade talk has been] a way of life since I’ve been here,” he said. “It’s just part of it.”