Rondo, Mavs are struggling since the trade

It’s been about six weeks since Rajon Rondo was shipped off to Dallas. Aside from his 29 point explosion against the Celtics, Rondo and the Mavericks have struggled: The Mavs are 11-8 since Rondo’s arrival. Not bad, but a lot worse than their 19-8 record before his arrival. Their defensive rating has improved 2.3 points per 100 possessions with Rondo, but their offensive rating...
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Retooling with Rondo, Mavs navigating expected rough waters

DALLAS (AP) Rajon Rondo watched the final minutes of one close loss from the Dallas bench, then threw away an inbound pass trailing by a point in the closing seconds of the next game. The Mavericks knew they were probably sacrificing some wins in the difficult Western Conference with a midseason makeover triggered by the trade that brought Rondo from Boston a little more than a...
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Rajon Rondo surprises with putback one-handed slam against Grizzlies

We know Rajon Rondo is all about his ballhandling and his passing. He’s not exactly known for dunking all over the place. But against the Grizzlies, he did just that with a tip slam: Rondo has some pretty good ups; he’s had a few dunks over his career. But it’s such a pleasant surprise when it happens because it doesn’t happen very often. I wish I can jump like Rajon....
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Rajon Rondo Fakes Out Two Timberwolves With One Move

Rajon Rondo faked out two Timberwolves players with one more for an easy layup.
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Dwight Powell Proving To Be More Than Rajon Rondo Throw-In For Mavericks

This embed is invalid" /> Rajon Rondo isn’t the only former Boston Celtic currently doing big things in Big D. Midway through December, rookie forward Dwight Powell was the last man on the bench for the Celtics — the human victory/blowout loss cigar on a team that will need a miracle to finish outside of the lottery. After being packaged in the blockbuster...
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Anthony Davis comes up clutch as Pelicans upset Rajon Rondo’s Mavericks (VIDEO)

Anthony Davis capped a 28-point, 10-rebound outing with go-ahead free throws in the final seconds and a pivotal steal, and New Orleans won its third straight game, 109-106 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. “When you’re out there having fun, there’s no telling what you’re going to do,” Davis said. “I didn’t expect to go […]
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The Morning Shootaround – Utah Jazz: Week 14

This week’s games: Monday, January 26 – Boston Celtics. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Wednesday, January 28 – Los Angeles Clippers. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Friday, January 30 – Golden State Warriors. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Game of the Week: Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics I know what you’re thinking – “The Celtics as the game of the week...
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Philadelphia 76ers: Michael Carter Williams: Rajon Rondo 2.0?

  (Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… At face value, Michael Carter Williams has elite stats for a young player; 15.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game. At face value he also has incredible potential because of his size, athleticism and distributing talent, it is why he was a lottery...
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Dallas Mavericks: Grading Rajon Rondo In Dallas

Dallas Mavericks: How Rajon Rondo is Fairing in Dallas By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Sixteen games into his tenure in Texas, fans and analysts now have a small sample size to indicate how Rajon Rondo is doing as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Rondo was traded from Boston on December 18 for pennies on the dollar to be the player that helped solidify the Mavericks’...
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'Coach's decision' as Carlisle benches Rondo in clutch

"Coach's decision". ... and "coach's decision." Rajon Rondo is a four-time All-Star. This is his offense, as much as it is anyone's, by the nature of both his talent and his position of point guard. His skills as a closer are central to why Dallas acquired him in trade in December, and, previous to Friday, why coach Rick Carlisle was able to praise him as a key to the Mavericks'...
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Bulls-Mavericks Preview

The Dallas Mavericks have boasted one of the NBA's elite offenses all season. The addition of Rajon Rondo has their defense beginning to look more like a top-tier group, too. The Chicago Bulls hope their own defense is back on track after shutting down the reigning champions. Dallas seeks a fifth win in six games Friday night when it hosts Chicago. The Mavericks (30-13) are averaging...
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Rajon Rondo Rondo’d the Timberwolves

Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo brought his trademark pass-fake with him west, and introduced Thaddeus Young and Mo Williams to it. I’m glad we got a chance to see them all meet for our viewing pleasure. The post Rajon Rondo Rondo’d the Timberwolves appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Kobe Bryant will not sleep until Rajon Rondo wears purple and gold

In between taking plenty of nights off, plenty of shots on nights he does play, and trashing his current teammates, Kobe Bryant is setting his sights on next year with Rajon Rondo. In Steve Buplett’s piece from the Herald this morning, Kobe spent time laughing at the state of the Celtics’ current roster (see John’s morning dump) and also dropped this ultimatum: While Mavericks...
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Kobe Bryant Continuing To Recruit Rajon Rondo To Lakers

Kobe Bryant said he will not give up on trying to recruit Rajon Rondo to the Los Angeles Lakers despite the guard's trade to the Dallas Mavericks and the two sides' hope for a long-term deal. “No way,” Bryant said. “I’m not done. I’m not stopping until he signs an extension.” Bryant has already done a little recruiting on Rondo, who will become an unrestricted free agent...
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The Boston Celtics Will Not Make The Playoffs In 2015

Since the beginning of the NBA season back in 2014 the Boston Celtics organization has been under a lot of pressure from local media and fans. Which is why the past few weeks have been busy for the Boston Celtics, and why it’s been a busy season overall, as well. The Celtics went from being a slightly below-average team with a chance to make the playoffs to a team that now seems...
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Video: Rajon Rondo hits Marc Gasol in the crotch with the ball

In a match-up between recently traded Celtics, Rajon Rondo's Dallas Mavericks defeated Jeff Green's Memphis Grizzlies on Monday by a margin of 103-95.Rondo's stat line was pretty drab: Rajon had 6 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, and 2 turnovers in 26 minutes, but he did manage to have a memorable moment when he nailed Marc Gasol in the nuts with the ball. As the ball was going out...
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Rajon Rondo Threw a Basketball at Marc Gasol’s Nuts

This embed is invalid" />   Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is touted as one of the toughest players in the game of basketball, and he definitely showed it Monday night. During the third quarter of the Grizzlies-Mavericks game, Rajon Rondo saved a possession for his club by chasing down a missed free throw and throwing the ball off Gasol. It’s all pretty...
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WATCH: Rondo launches basketball at Marc Gasol's junk

Anyone who has ever played basketball knows the unpredictable nature of saving the ball from going out of bounds (I’ve had the wind knocked out of me a couple of times, which is always fun). In Monday’s Grizzlies-Mavericks game, Marc Gasol took the worst kind of pummeling, as Rajon Rondo launched the ball directly into Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks May Not Feel Rajon Rondo’s Full Impact Until The Playoffs

Rajon Rondo #9 and Monta Ellis #11 of the Dallas Mavericks sit on the sideline during a game against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Dallas Mavericks acquired Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard Jameer Nelson, reserve forwards Brandan Wright and Jae Crowder, their 2015 first-round draft pick...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

SEASON SAVED: Shavlik Randolph headed back to the Celtics

Have you recently been struggling with a creeping, debilitating feeling that psychologists often refer to as depression?If you have, it's understandable. Your Boston Celtics have completed four trades this week, bringing them up to nine since July. We've seen friendly, familiar faces come and go - including Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green, Nate Robinson and even Austin Rivers. Of course...
Via Celtics Life
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondo’s advice to Sullinger: Never let them see you sweat

Jared Sullinger is doing a regular diary for ESPN Boston. In his latest installment, he goes into dealing with the departures of various teammates in Danny Ainge’s mad dash to own every pick in the NBA draft. The most interesting thing is the lesson he learned from his former captain, Rajon Rondo: I would have to say the biggest lesson I ever learned from any player in my career...
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Rajon Rondo hits cold blooded three to propel Mavericks to overtime victory

With the shot clock winding down in overtime, Rajon Rondo did what Rajon Rondo does, hitting a clutch, cold blooded three pointer putting the Mavericks ahead of the Kings 104-102 as Dallas went on to get the victory in Sacramento. Rajon Rondo on his 3-pointer in OT, via the broadcast: "I shot the ball with confidence and it went in."— Bryan Gutierrez (@BallinWithBryan) January...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jae Crowder’s Emergence Paying Huge Dividends For Star-Less Celtics

BOSTON — When the Celtics sent Rajon Rondo to Dallas last month, they received three players in return. One already has been shipped out of town. Another seems resigned to ride the bench in street clothes until he’s moved, as well. As for the third? Well, he’s quickly grown into one of Boston’s most important players. That man would be Jae Crowder, the least-heralded...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jae Crowder just walked through that door

In a season of futility, frustration and frequently changing faces one must find a measure of satisfaction in the subplots that emerge. Of course, the main reason we support the boys is victories, but in lieu of those, we’ll have to settle for subplots. Yeah! Subplots! Such a distraction from losses is the emergence of Jae Crowder, who last night tallied 11 points, 7 rebounds...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo, Doc Rivers Share Hug Before Mavericks-Clippers Game (Video)

Saturday’s slate of NBA action featured a Boston Celtics reunion out on the West Coast. Rajon Rondo’s Dallas Mavericks visited Doc Rivers’ Los Angeles Clippers — the first meeting between the two members of Boston’s 2008 championship squad since they joined their new respective teams. Rondo found his former coach for a quick hug before tipoff. This embed is...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss
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