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Reminds me of a shot Danny Green had here in Dallas that would've won a game but replay showed he still had fingertips on the ball @ buzzer
Another OT game for the Spurs tonight, tied at 97 after regulation at home vs Portland. San Antonio plays Mavs here tomorrow (730, TXA21)
Sounds like Kawhi Leonard will be out a few more days, including game tomorrow night here in Dallas w/ torn ligament in his right hand
Mavs on Saturday likely to get a Spurs team without Kawhi, Tony and maybe Timmy (2nd night of back-to-back).
Carlisle will work with Rondo and Powell tonight and again during tomorrow's shootaround.
Rondo: "I plan on getting a great reception tomorrow." Cuban: "You will."
Carlisle & Rondo both indicate that the plan is for him to be up to speed on the system & start tomorrow vs the Spurs (730, TXA21)
Carlisle will spend extra time with Rondo and Powell tonight and tomorrow to get them ready for tomorrow vs. the Spurs.
Carlisle: "On the assumption that all the physicals are cleared, Rajon will be in the starting lineup tomorrow night."
Rondo: "I love to compete, I love to win. We joked about me being the second leading rebounder coming in."
Rondo: "I'm excited to play with Dirk. He's still got a lot left in the tank."
Rondo says J-Kidd is a good friend, and he sees a lot of similarities in their games.
Donnie Nelson on Rondo-Kidd comparisons: "They both have the same size heart."
Donnie Nelson: "We paid a high price, but it was well worth it."
"It was no hard feelings. I could have been traded anywhere and they traded me to a great organization. " -- Rondo
Rondo: "I'm not going to dominate the ball too much. A guy like Monta needs the ball in his hands."
"I'm dying to get a ring again. I want another parade." --:Rajon Rondo
Rondo: "I'm dying to get a ring again. I want another parade."
Rondo: "Like Mr. Cuban was saying..." Cuban: "It's Mark. Don't be calling me Mr. Cuban."
"We're going to do everything possible to keep him here. He's the youngest guy on the team." -- Mark Cuban
Cuban: "We wouldn't have given up picks if it wasn't long-term. ... We're going to do everything possible to keep him here forever."
Mark Cuban says he spoke with Michael Finley & Monta Ellis before pulling the trigger on the trade. Ellis: "Dude plays hard. Get him here."
"Obviously having him here is a huge step for us." -- Mark Cuban on Rondo
Rondo: "I'm playing with a lot of great talent around me. ...I'm just looking forward to getting my teammates involved and winning a title."
Rondo says he feels like he has gotten better since his knee injury. Says he takes the weight room a lot more seriously now.
Rondo: "I feel like we can win any game. ... Being able to play with future Hall of Famers, a great coach ... I'm fired up and ready to go."
Rondo says he looks forward to defending the West PGs. "I have to bring it every night."
"I see him as a guy who hasn't reached his ceiling. " -- Rick Carlisle on Rondo
Carlisle compares Rondo and Jason Kidd: "They're two of the most resourceful guys with the ball."
Carlisle: "This is a big day in our franchise's history. It's a blockbuster trade."
Alexey Shved must be thanking his lucky stars being released from Siberia, er, Philadelphia.
Presser is underway...
So excited for some holiday fun with my teammates!
Rajon Rondo will wear No. 9. Dwight Powell will wear No. 8.
Being told it's on NBATV as well
I assume all local sports radio outlets will carry it as well. Still waiting. No word on start time
Dallas traffic has held up the start of the Rajon Rondo/Dwight Powell press conference, which was supposed to start at 4:45.
Bit of a delay, physicals, Fri afternoon traffic etc... So Rondo press conference looking more like 5pm
Rondo/Powell press conference about to get underway. Quotes forthcoming...
It's safe to say that Rajon Rondo will be one of the most highly sought-after free agents in the NBA next summer.
Dirk on Rondo: "We got to keep moving and get used to probably some crazy passes that we haven’t seen around here in awhile."
"He’s a one-man fast break. He gets the ball out in transition, always has his head up, can make any pass in the game." -- Tyson on Rondo
Chandler Parsons on Rajon Rondo: "I think we’ll feed off of each other and make the game easy for each other. I think it’s a perfect it.”
"Anytime you can bring in an elite point guard like him, it’s going to be beneficial to your team.'' -- Chandler Parsons on Rajon Rondo
Dirk on Rondo: "Anytime you have a chance to grab a top point guard in this league, you got to go for it.''
Twitter wars are funny.
“Anytime you have a chance to grab a top point guard in this league, you got to go for it.'' -- Dirk on Rondo
Dirk on Rondo: "He's one of the smartest players there is on the court. He's a pass-first guy, so we should all enjoy playing with him."
Dirk: "Anytime you have a chance to grab a top PG in this league, you've got to go for it. I think [Rondo] is a competitor. He's a warrior."
Dirk on Rondo: "We're going to tell him to do what he does, and that's make guys better. ... Get his teammates involved. Find me a lot."
Tyson Chandler on the trade: "I'm glad that this happened now. ... At the end of the year, it'll be like [Rondo] has been here for years."
Carlisle post practice on possibly of Rondo playing tomorrow "We think he will but we're not sure"
Rick Carlisle says it's a "good chance" Rondo plays Saturday vs. the Spurs.
There will be a press conference with Mavs brass & Rajon Rondo at 4:45 this afternoon. Surely to be carried by multiple media outlets
For those asking, Rajon Rondo is expected to arrive in Dallas this afternoon and take his physical before meeting with the media.
It's scary to think how many trailer threes Dirk will get with Rondo leading the break and Monta and Parsons running on the wings. Scary.
Thank goodness TOR & CHI lost on final night last season, allowed Mavs to convey pick from Odom trade & be in position for move like this