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April 29, 2015 Updates

According to multiple sources, Rondo did not receive a playoff share as the Mavericks divided up $208,940, their portion as a team that competed in the first round, but did not advance. Rondo left the team after Game 2, ostensibly with a back injury. He did not stay around to support his teammates. We're not talking about a big chunk of money, by NBA standards. Assuming the other 14 Maverick players got full playoff shares, their take per person was $14,924. It's not unprecedented for a player to be excluded from the playoff pool A few years ago, Lamar Odom did not receive a playoff share when he parted ways with the team late in the season. Dallas Morning News

Ellis' future, by contrast, is far more complicated. Word is he's not looking to leave Dallas, where he remade his reputation with last season's strong showing before this season's ups and downs, but Ellis also has the ability to opt out and become a free agent after playing for the (relative) bargain price of $8 million (and change) in each of the past two seasons.‎ Passing on the opportunity to test the market and see if he can land a more lucrative annual salary might be hard to resist. The Mavs themselves, according to our own Tim MacMahon, are working through their own conflicted feelings about Ellis' future with the club. ESPN.com


Five players from the championship team join No. 1 Dirk Nowitzki in the illustrious list.


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