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CelticsBlog Mar 24, 2015

Brad Stevens' game planning and Evan Turner's clutchness have kept the Boston Celtics' playoff hopes alive

What has kept the Boston Celtics afloat without their top scorer, Isaiah Thomas? Teams aren't expected to improve after losing their best players, but the Boston Celtics have made a trend of that this season. First it was Rajon Rondo, then it was Jeff Green, and most recently the Celtics have taken it to the next level with Isaiah Thomas out with a lower back injury. The Celtics were two games behind Charlotte for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference when it was announced on March 10 that Thomas would miss time. Their postseason dreams were suddenly in doubt, but they have gone 5-3...
Mavs Moneyball Mar 20, 2015

Rajon Rondo is finally feeling comfortable with the Mavericks

Things didn't come together right after the trade, but things are looking better for Rondo and his fit in Dallas. The last player in the locker room Monday was Rajon Rondo. In the first days after his trade to Dallas, he was guarded and more punctual. He dressed meticulously -- shoes, jewelry, jacket all in place -- before he even turned to face reporters. He was careful to say the right thing. But on Monday, after making his impact felt all over the court with 11 points, 13 assists and four rebounds, he motioned reporters to come to him in the middle of the room, away from the crowded...

Rajon Rondo: crazy night could have been worse, just ask Spurs

Hard to figure out Rajon Rondo’s night. On the one hand, the Dallas Mavericks’ point guard had nine assists by halftime. And nine points. On the other hand, he added only two assists in the second half and finished with …
Mavs Moneyball Mar 18, 2015

Mavericks vs. Magic final score: Mavs hang on to beat Orlando 107-102

Dallas avoids a scary comeback by Orlando to hold on for a win. The Mavs are fun again?? The start to this game was pretty awesome, am I right? Dallas started the game by hitting all of its first five shots while holding Orlando scoreless, starting on a 12-0 run. They cooled off a bit, mostly thanks to an inordinate amount of turnovers (7 in the first quarter). But this was the only real complaint I had, as the Mavs maintained a decent lead throughout, finishing the quarter up 31-23. Also RONDO DUNKED. The turnover issue carried over into the second quarter a bit, but the Mavs stayed in...

Rajon Rondo passing Carlisle's tests

DALLAS -- A coach as demanding as Rick Carlisle doesn't just flip the keys to a new point guard and ride shotgun from the bench. Rajon Rondo has to earn the right to drive the Dallas Mavericks' offense on a daily basis. In fact, Rondo is required to make a visit to the Mavs' version of the Department of Motor Vehicles every single game day. That's Carlisle's office, where the coach quizzes Rondo in rapid-fire fashion, forcing him to prove his mastery of the Mavs' offense.

Rondo-run Mavs' offense suddenly smoking

DALLAS -- So maybe the Rajon Rondo deal wasn't a death sentence for a Dallas Mavericks offense that was humming at a historically elite level when the trade was made. There have been a bunch of bumps in the road for Rondo and the Mavs' offense over the last few months, but something seems to have clicked all of a sudden, just as Dallas' season seemed to be circling the drain. With Rondo running the show, the Mavs' offense has morphed back into a thing of beauty during this desperately needed two-game winning streak over West playoff contenders.
Welcome to Loud City Mar 16, 2015

2014-15 Season game 66: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks full coverage

Fresh off an ugly, yet meaningful win against the limping Chicago Bulls, the Oklahoma City Thunder will take their talents to Dallas for a match-up against the Mavericks. The Dallas Mavericks began the season on a historic note.  They ran the league's best offense and were on pace to break the all time record in offensive rating.  However, following the mid-season acquisition of Rajon Rondo, the Mavs have been struggling on the offensive side of the ball.  Following the trade, Rondo took a knee to the face and Chandler Parsons suffered an injury that kept him out a few games.  Rajon...
CelticsBlog Mar 12, 2015

Against all odds, the Celtics are a legit playoff contender

Too legit, too legit to tank! This is crazy.  It defies all early season expectations.  The Celtics were not supposed to be that great at the start of the year and when Ainge traded away Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green it appeared that all eyes would be focused on the draft at this point in the season.  Instead, improbably, we're focused on the playoff race. celtics - Celtics' grit grinds Green, Grizzlies - WEEI | Ben Rohrbach The Rondo and Green trades were supposed to signal the season’s end, sinking the Celtics deeper into the tank, only a funny thing happened on the way to the lottery....
Pounding The Rock Mar 11, 2015

Rehash: Spurs knock the Raptors back to the Cretaceous

Even though they let a 26-point lead dwindle, the Spurs were always in control of the Raptors, handing them their 4th consecutive loss. Close your eyes and picture the dunkingest team in the NBA. Maybe you are seeing visions of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan throwing down Chris Paul lobs. Maybe you see Tyson Chandler doing the same from Rajon Rondo. Maybe you are picturing Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis, or Mason Plumlee doing work. Maybe its LeBron James on the fast break, or Kenneth Faried / Giannis Antetokounmpo doing alien things. But there is a little chance that you imagined some...

Cavs 127, Mavericks 94; Jason Lloyd's 21 final thoughts on the little things, headbands and history

DALLAS: Twenty-one thoughts for 21 points from both Kevin Love and J.R. Smith in a 127-94 dismantling of the Dallas Mavericks… 1. It’s hard to believe both of these teams left American Airlines Center an identical 41-25 because they couldn’t be more different. Despite that loss to the Hawks, the Cavs are in a very, very good place right now. Their last four wins haven’t really been close despite some of those final scores, while the Mavericks seem to be unraveling and haven’t played as well as expected since acquiring Rajon Rondo. 2. The NBA is so fragile and winning...
Celtics Today Mar 10, 2015
Kobe can't let go of Rondo, and the idea of Rondo with the Lakers

Kobe can't let go of Rondo, and the idea of Rondo with the Lakers

Would Rondo want to play with Bryant, who will enter his 20th, and maybe his final, NBA season in 2015-16? Kobe isn't 2008 Kobe and not even 2012 Kobe. The Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA with very little assets in place to contend anytime soon. So would that still entice Rondo to join the Lakers? Bryant has expressed for the past two seasons that Rondo would be an ideal teammate. They both share values on winning and how to approach the game of basketball. I think it's a great fit in some ways.. But I hate the idea of Rondo in a Lakers uniform. I would cut all ties with Rondo as...

Rondo not talking free agency as Mavs roll past Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- Much has happened in the three months since Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo ate breakfast together in Boston. Rondo was traded to Dallas, where he has struggled to jive with coach Rick Carlisle. Bryant suffered a season-ending torn...

Is Rondo worth Kobe recruiting to Lakers?

LOS ANGELES -- Rajon Rondo's favorite board game is Connect Four, and in the spirit of that upright version of checkers, let's connect some dots of our own. • Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers' bench on Sunday for the first time since his season-ending shoulder injury on Jan. 21. • The Lakers were playing the Dallas Mavericks, whose starting point guard is Rondo. • Bryant is a huge Rondo fan and has openly said he plans to recruit Rondo to the Lakers.

Lakers vs. Mavericks preview: Jordan Clarkson gets a crack at Rajon Rondo

The Lakers get back to the grind with a game against the Maverick. The Los Angeles Lakers are back home after losing three straight games on the road, but the Dallas Mavericks won't be much of a welcoming committee. Chandler Parsons makes his return to the Mavericks' lineup after missing the previous seven games with a left ankle injury. The Lakers have been leaning on their point guard duo of Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson, but even with them playing well it's been loss after loss. What we'll see is Rajon Rondo, impending unrestricted free agent and player who admittedly has the Lakers on...
CelticsBlog Mar 8, 2015

Rajon Rondo open to re-signing in Dallas

"First of all, I'm misunderstood in general." - Rondo It feels a little odd to keep writing articles about Rajon Rondo since he's not here anymore and this has little to nothing to do with us anymore.  Still, he's such an interesting guy and he will have an impact on the free agent market this season, so this is at least worth tracking from that perspective.  Also, call it force of habit. The news today is that Rondo indicated that he hasn't ruled out re-signing with the Mavericks in the offseason.  I guess that's not really breaking news though.  I mean, what else is he going to say?...

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  • Monta Ellis

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  • Dirk Nowitzki

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  • Al-Farouq Aminu

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  • Devin Harris

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  • Tyson Chandler

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  • J.J. Barea

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  • Bernard James

    Bernard James signed for remainder of season