11:23 PM EST, Fri December 19, 2014
Green Street | WEEI 6 hours ago
Right move to trade Rajon Rondo, but Celtics waited too long

Right move to trade Rajon Rondo, but Celtics waited too long

Danny Ainge finally decided it was time to send the last standing piece of his 2008 championship roster on its way. It was the right move, there’s no doubt about it. But couldn’t it have been done sooner? Ainge’s Plan A was no secret: Find a star to place next to Rajon Rondo. This plan began […]
Toronto Sun 4 hours ago

Raptors won't miss facing Rajon Rondo

The reverberations of Thursday’s trade of Rajon Rondo to Dallas will be felt throughout the Atlantic.
Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston 3 hours ago

Rajon Rondo 'fired up' to join Mavs

DALLAS -- The opportunity to play for a contender again has Rajon Rondo feeling revitalized after leaving a rebuilding franchise in the Boston Celtics. "There's one goal that you have in mind, and I'm dying to get another ring again," Rondo said in his introductory news conference after joining the...
Dallas Mavericks Blog | ESPN Dallas 13 hours ago

Mavs 'as confident as we can be' about keeping Rondo

DALLAS – Rajon Rondo will be no rental for the Dallas Mavericks after they acquired the four-time All-Star point guard in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics. The Mavs are “as confident as we can be” that they will sign Rondo to a long-term deal when his contract expires this summer, a...
Green Street | WEEI 38 mins ago

Without Rondo, Celtics Team Effort Traps Timberwolves

BOSTON — In their first game since the trade of Rajon Rondo, the Celtics defeated the Timberwolves, 114-98 (box score here) Friday night at TD Garden. While Rondo’s departure generated a lot of buzz pregame, the Celtics didn’t allow his absence to affect their play on the court. Separating the two worlds was easy, something […]
CBS Sports 7 hours ago
Video: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

Watch: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

The Boston Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. NBA Insider Ken Berger joins Erin Sharoni to talk about the impact on both teams.
Daily Thunder 5 hours ago

Kevin Durant out against the Lakers

Welcome back to the Russell Westbrook Show, come inside, come inside. Kevin Durant will not play Friday against the Lakers because of the sprained ankle he suffered last night against the Warriors. The injury
Rotoworld 6 hours ago

Kevin Durant (ankle) out Friday vs. Lakers - Kevin Durant (F) Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Durant (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Lakers.

Paul Pierce says he will play against Heat; Chris Bosh ruled out

MIAMI — Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce went through shoot-around at American Airlines Arena on Friday and said he expects to play against the Miami Heat on Friday night after sitting out the Wizards’ win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday because of a sore right big toe. “I’m going to give it a go,” […]
Charlotte Observer 3 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets Observations

Lance Stephenson (pelvic sprain) didn?t travel with the Charlotte Hornets to Philadelphia. He is highly doubtful to play Saturday at home versus the Utah Jazz as well.
CBS Sports 7 hours ago
Video: Trade rumors with Ken Berger

Watch: Trade rumors with Ken Berger

Will Goran Dragic or Lance Stephenson be moved? NBA Insider Ken Berger joins Erin Sharoni to break down the latest trade rumors around the league.
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 7 hours ago

Jeff Teague injury: Hawks guard doubtful to play against Rockets

Jeff Teague is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets due to a strained hamstring. The Atlanta Hawks could be without starting point guard Jeff Teague for the second straight game due to a strained hamstring according to a report by the AJC's Chris Vivlamore. Jeff Teague listed as DOUBTFUL for Saturday's game at Rockets. #ATLHawks — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) December 19, 2014 Teague sat out Wednesday's big win over the Cavaliers, but there was hope that the time off would be enough to get him healthy. Dennis Schroder got the start in place of...
Blog a Bull 8 hours ago

Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies game preview, injury report, lineups

No Rose again. [Thanks to SnellYouLater for today's game preview -yfbb] Tonight, the Chicago Bulls travel down to Memphis to face their Western Conference doppelganger in the Memphis Grizzlies. Both teams play a similar style of basketball, emphasizing defense first, making for what should be a good matchup and close game with or without Derrick Rose. The Bulls' star point guard is not traveling with the team down to Memphis because he has a stomach virus, although team officials have not ruled him out from playing in the game saying that he could show up on his own later and play. ...
Blazersedge 8 hours ago

Robin Lopez's Top Simpson Shows

The Trail Blazers center takes a moment from rehab to dish on The Simpsons. Portland Trail Blazer Robin Lopez will have time on his hands as he recovers from the injury he sustained during the recent Spurs game. RollingStone.com interviewed Lopez on his favorite The Simpsons shows knowing his predilection for the off beat adult animated sitcom. "When I was younger," Lopez says, "the first one that appealed to me was 'Lemon of Troy.' My favorite thing about that episode was seeing the world of Shelbyville for the first time, and then seeing the kids' world. It was kind of what it was like...
Plain Dealer 8 hours ago
Mike Miller to be inserted in starting lineup against Brookyln Nets in return from concussion

Mike Miller to be inserted in starting lineup against Brookyln Nets in return from concussion

Sources say forward Mike Miller will start tonight for the Cleveland Cavaliers when they host the Brooklyn Nets.

Zaza Pachulia giving rebuilding Bucks a major boost

Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond thought Zaza Pachulia would be a great fit when the veteran signed a three-year, $15 million contract as a free agent in the summer of 2013.
Plain Dealer 1 min ago
Mike Miller's sharp shooting helps Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Nets: DMan's Report, Game 25

Mike Miller's sharp shooting helps Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Nets: DMan's Report, Game 25

New starter Mike Miller went 7-of-8 from 3-point range as the Cavs defeated the Nets, 95-91, Friday night at The Q.
Bullets Forever 24 mins ago
Wall Dishes, Nene swishes in 105-103 Win over Miami Heat

Wall Dishes, Nene swishes in 105-103 Win over Miami Heat

John Wall and Nene combine for 40 points to beat the Miami Heat after their red-hot start to the first half. Look, I'm not really one to talk about clutch performances, but the Washington Wizards came up big in the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat. They led the Heat 29-25 after the first quarter, but the Heat caught fire in the second quarter and only missed three shots. They scored 30 points on 12-15 shooting in the quarter and assisted on six of their makes. The Wizards' normally stout defense was nowhere to be found in the first half and the Heat shot 64% from the field as they...
Blog a Bull 35 mins ago

Bulls vs. Grizzlies final score: Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic power Chicago to upset victory

Butler did it again, while Mirotic scored a career-high 27 points in an impressive road win. The Bulls were without Derrick Rose (puking his brains out) and Taj Gibson (another bum anke) once again on Friday night, and considering it was the second night of a back-to-back against the 21-4 Grizzlies, that should have spelled doom. Instead, it was the Grizzlies who looked like they were the tired ones for much of the night (they have played a ton of overtimes in the last week), and the Bulls came away with their second consecutive 103-97 victory. I'd say this was shocking, but we shouldn't...

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant out Friday night vs. Lakers

All-Star forward Kevin Durant will not play against the Lakers (8-17) on Friday night at Staples Center.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 38 mins ago

Timberwolves no match for Rondo-less Celtics

BOSTON -- Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

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CSN Washington 18 mins ago

John Wall: 'I want to be a franchise guy'

After taking over down the stretch and helping Washington to a 105-103 win over the Heat, John Wall said this is exactly what he wants.
Evan Fournier urging more toughness after Magic's loss to Jazz

Evan Fournier urging more toughness after Magic's loss to Jazz

Evan Fournier's week began with him spitting up blood after a stray elbow by Tyler Hansbrough of the Toronto Raptors caught him in the lip.
Post-Rondo Era Gets Off to Strong Start for Celtics

Post-Rondo Era Gets Off to Strong Start for Celtics

None other than Marcus Smart keyed a big fourth quarter for the Celtics Friday night, helping them to a win in their first game of the post-Rondo era.

Mark Cuban shares details of deal finalized on set of ‘The Colbert Report’ finale

AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, G.J. McCarthyDallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, owner Mark Cuban, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Powell and Donnie Nelson , the NBA basketball teams president of basketball operations,pose for photos during a news conference Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, …

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