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Dwain Price: Carlisle on Rondo: "He’s a very proud guy and he’s going 2 try 2 play through pain. Thats just been his pattern, thats been his history. We’re talking about a guy that at one time played with an elbow that was bent backwards." Twitter @DwainPrice
Tim MacMahon: Chandler Parsons is out for the season and is exploring surgery options on his right knee, source told me. Twitter @espn_macmahon
Carlisle banished him to the bench, choosing Raymond Felton over Rondo in the fourth quarter. Everything's pushing Rondo closer to his inevitable free-agent fleeing to the Lakers this summer. As long as the coach is back, Rondo's gone, sources told Yahoo Sports. The parting could be mutual. Yahoo! Sports
Around Rondo, the energy is toxic. The Rockets' and Mavericks' interests intersect everywhere, including with the trade pursuit for Rondo in December. Rondo's agent never wanted Rondo in Houston, partly because it would've cost another client, Patrick Beverley, his job and payday to re-sign with the Rockets this summer. In the end, the Rockets kept bidding on Rondo to try to push the price higher for the Mavericks, which was ultimately unsuccessful. Yahoo! Sports
At this point, Carlisle really has no motivation to massage Rondo's ego. They won't be together much longer before they reach a mutual decision to part ways this summer, when Rondo enters free agency. Carlisle can only care about giving Dallas its best chance to pull off an upset in this series, and the overwhelming evidence from the first two games is that Rondo isn't part of the solution. ESPN.com
When Rondo realized his run with the Celtics was over this year, he planned to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. He expected a maximum contract. Once Dallas made the trade, he was open to re-signing with the Mavericks – only there are no max contract offers for Rondo on the market. Not in Dallas, nor Los Angeles. He's played his way out of that payday – not just this year, but since that terrible ACL injury two years ago. Yahoo! Sports
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