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The decision in December to trade Rondo to Dallas (in a five-player deal that netted Boston a couple of picks and a $13 million trade exception) was, according to Ainge, unanimous among the leaders of the Celtics. He focused his owners and staff on two questions as Rondo, who turns 29 on Sunday, played out the final year of his contract. "Is the team good enough to keep him here? And is he somebody that we want to pay $110 million to going forward?'' says Ainge. "Rondo knew that, and he had the same questions: Is Boston where I want to stay, and what am I going to get on the open market? It's hard, it's challenging, to get a point guard that doesn't score, that's not a great defender, but that is a master passer -- and to pay him that much money,'' Ainge goes on. "That's how we debated it. And now he has a team that the guys he passes to are going to make a higher percentage of the shots; and his passing, his intellect and his experience in winning a championship, those are all assets for Dallas.'' NBA.com

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Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo has an orbital fracture in his left eye as well as a nasal fracture and will miss at least three games, the Mavericks announced Monday. Rondo suffered the injury Saturday against Orlando and was evaluated Sunday by the Mavericks' medical staff. He will not play against Minnesota on Monday, nor will he travel to Golden State and Sacramento later this week. ESPN.com

February 1, 2015 Updates

Sources say that Rondo, who suffered the injury in the first quarter of Saturday night's win in Orlando, was scheduled to be evaluated extensively Sunday by the Mavericks' medical staff to establish a firm timetable on how long he'll be sidelined. But Rondo has already been ruled out of the Mavericks' home game Monday night against the Timberwolves, who will be welcoming Ricky Rubio back to the lineup after his 42-game absence thanks to an ankle injury. ESPN.com

But as the dust settled Saturday, the talk turned to Rondo, who was inadvertently kneed in the head by teammate Richard Jefferson with the game just 98 seconds old. “He got hit in the head and he’s going to get checked out by our doctors back home,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “When there’s an update, we’ll let you know what it is.” Carlisle wouldn’t say if Rondo would have to go through an NBA-mandated concussion protocol. The veteran playmaker was bleeding when he left the court. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“I didn’t see the whole thing, but then I saw the replay it looked completely ugly,” said Dirk Nowitzki, who finished with 11 points. “I saw RJ even has a bruise on his knee, so that tells you how hard, unfortunately, he hit him. “But he’s a tough kid, so the docs will check him out and then we’ll go from there. But that was as hard of a hit as I’ve seen in this league.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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