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NetsDaily Jun 29, 2016

How real is Rondo-to-the-max?

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports Wednesday that the Nets may very well be in the lead position for Rajon Rondo's services because they're the only team that is prepared to offer the 30-year-old PG the max. The Brooklyn Nets are said to be the front runners in the Rajon Rondo sweepstakes, mainly because they’ll go up to the max to sign him. As crazy as that sounds, there just are not that many starting-caliber point guards in the marketplace and the Nets do not want to be left without a point guard. For a player with 10 years, like Rondo, that would mean $30.8 million to start...
NetsDaily Jun 27, 2016

Brooklyn Nets, Brandon Jennings, Rajon Rondo have "mutual interest?"

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, taking questions from Nets fans suggested Monday night that the Nets and two free agent point guards, Rajon Rondo and Brandon Jennings, have "mutual interest." Was told interest in both Rondo and Jennings is mutual. We'll see what that translates to in offers and others. https://t.co/Gzbjyw9aam — Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) June 27, 2016 Kyler gave no further details. Both Rondo and Jennings are unrestricted free agents who a couple of years ago would have garnered a lot more interest, but Rondo, now 30, has had both a knee injury and run-ins with...
NetsDaily Jun 26, 2016

If Rajan Rondo wants to play in New York, only one team needs a point guard

The Nets point guard situation remains unclear ... to say the least.  The Nets drafted two 21-year-olds who can play the point on Thursday. Friday, they signed one of the top undrafted players, Yogi Ferrell, to a partially guaranteed deal.  On Saturday, there were reports in Europe that Sergio Rodriguez, the Spanish passer extraordinaire, could join the team and on Sunday, there were intriguing tweets from Jarrett Jack possibly hinting that he'd be back. And throughout the last few days there were rumors that Rajon Rondo, last year's assist leader, was interested in playing in New York,...
New York Post Jun 25, 2016

Does Derrick Rose trade make Nets favorite for Rajon Rondo?

The Knicks’ trade for Derrick Rose may help the rival Nets get a point guard of their own, edging Rajon Rondo that much closer to Brooklyn. The draft-day deals that landed Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead are risks, but calculated ones. Teams at the top can afford to gamble, and teams at the bottom can’t...
Sactown Royalty Jun 24, 2016

Vlade Divac says he would like to have Rajon Rondo back next season

The Sacramento Kings have a lot a bigs. The Sacramento Kings do not have a lot of point guards. Rajon Rondo is a free agent. The Sacramento Kings backcourt looks pretty shallow at the moment. Darren Collison has legal issues, the future of the inexperienced, restricted free agent Seth Curry is still uncertain and Rajon Rondo is a free agent. After missing on the point guards in the top half of the lottery he was targeting in Thursday's NBA draft, Kings general manager Vlade Divac was asked if he would like to have Rondo back next season. "Yeah, Rajon had a great year for us last year,"...
NetsDaily Jun 23, 2016

Spears: Rajon Rondo interested in signing with the Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have a major need in singing a point guard, among other needs. Of course the prize of the offseason at the point guard position is Mike Conley, though that doesn't seem like an option for the Nets, as Conley is more likely to stay out West. One free agent point guard, however, who is interested in signing with the Brooklyn Nets is Rajon Rondo, who is an unrestricted free agent. Rondo played in Sacramento last season, after years running the offense for the Boston Celtics -- and a brief stint with the Dallas Mavericks. According to Marc Spears of ESPN, Rondo is interested...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 23, 2016

2016 NBA Draft: The Mavericks have one pick, No. 46

Right now, the Mavericks only have one second-rounder to use. The 2016 NBA Draft is today! At 8:00 Eastern, ESPN will begin its telecast live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Dallas currently holds the 46th pick in the draft, having forfeited their first rounder to the Boston Celtics in the Rajon Rondo trade (ugh). The 2016 draft is considered by some to be a fairly weak draft, at least outside of the top-tier talent. One could make the argument that the difference in talent from the 20th best player to the 40th best player is pretty slim. That would seem to be an argument to...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 22, 2016

Four more second round NBA Draft options for the Mavericks

As reports of workouts continue to roll in, we take a second look at some players Dallas might take at pick #46 The 2016 NBA Draft inches closer, and with an incredible Finals in the books, the offseason is officially upon us. If you've been following these things, you may know that Dallas holds the 46th pick in the draft, having forfeited their first rounder (#16) to the Boston Celtics in the infamous Rajon Rondo trade.  If nothing else, maybe that finally taught Mark Cuban a thing or two about valuing draft picks, because he said this a couple of weeks ago: Mark Cuban: "We won't trade a...

2016 NBA free agents: Does Rajon Rondo make sense for the Miami Heat?

Goran Dragic is expected to return to the Heat as he enters the second season of a five-year contract. But if Pat Riley decides to completely revamp the roster and make a change at point guard, ...
CelticsBlog Jun 17, 2016

Accentuating the positives in the NBA Draft

Strengths and weaknesses should both be accounted for. As we collectively cram for the big test that is the NBA Draft, it is easy to fall into certain pitfalls in our evaluation criteria. One of the easiest mistakes to make in this situation is to focus too much on a player’s weaknesses and not enough on their strengths. Case in point, if there was one guy I was hoping that the Celtics would NOT draft 2 years ago, it was Marcus Smart. I knew he could play defense but I couldn’t fathom the Celtics selecting a point guard that couldn’t shoot when we already had Rajon Rondo. Of course...
Sactown Royalty Jun 14, 2016

Rajon Rondo discusses Sacramento Kings dysfunction

Rondo sounds like a guy looking for greener pastures. Rajon Rondo has been making the media rounds during the NBA Finals, and has given us plenty of news to digest. It turns out things weren't great in the Kings locker room last season. I'll pause for a moment while you digest this shocking news. The picture Rondo paints isn't pretty, and there's likely to be plenty of truth in there, but keep in mind that Rondo is currently positioning himself as a free agent. Some of the juicier Rondo bits, via ESPN: "There were too many distractions on and off the court. The organization as a whole, I...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 3, 2016

Dwight Powell looked like a sixth man and ended up a benchwarmer in 2016

The only remaining player on the Dallas Mavericks roster from the Rajon Rondo trade had an up and down season. After a relatively promising NBA Summer League, Dwight Powell entered the season as the de facto primary backup for both Dirk Nowitzki and Zaza Pachulia. Minutes were available and in 2015, Powell seized the opportunity, playing under 20 minutes a game but frequently recording games around eight points and five rebounds. Once the season rolled over into 2016, his minutes became sporadic and after the David Lee signing, Powell was relegated to the bench for much of the stretch run...
Peachtree Hoops Jun 2, 2016

Atlanta Hawks: Could the Hawks sign Rajon Rondo and Kevin Durant?

Kris and Phil discuss the possibility of the Atlanta Hawks signing free agents Kevin Durant and Rajon Rondo and much more Atlanta Hawks and NBA talk. On the season finale of the Peachtree Hoops Podcast hosts Kris Willis and Phil Naessens discuss what they think the Atlanta Hawks should do this summer including the possibility of landing prized NBA Free Agents Rajon Rondo and Kevin Durant and what also must be done in order to make those signings happen plus more great Atlanta Hawks and NBA talk. DOWNLOAD THE MP3 Poll Would you be willing to blow up the Atlanta Hawks in order to...

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