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“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
“Rondo has championship experience. The last time he played with dangerous weapons he won a championship." -- TNT' Shaquille O'Neal
"You're going to go to bed at 10 o'clock when you get to Dallas. There's no late-night movie.'' -- TNT analyst Kenny Smith on opposing PGs
Rondo has 3 triple-doubles this yr. The other players in the NBA have combined for 7 triple-doubles, including 2 by Michael Carter-Williams.
Rondo is a beast as a defender and a passer. He can't shoot very well, but his basketball IQ is off the charts.
BREAKING: All-Star Game will now be West Shirts vs West Skins.
Excited to see how many times Rick Carlisle uses the word "resourceful" in the next few days when describing Rondo .
Hey, whattya know, the Bucks are playing the Kings.
I can't wait to relax, go crazy, not stress and have bomb birthday weekend with my girls!...life will be perf
I look forward to building something special in Dallas.
Years w/ the Celtics, fans and city. The opportunity to play with guys like Dirk, Monta, Tyson and the young talent of Chandler is exciting
They are some of the hardest working guys I have played with and I wish them the best. I've experienced my most successful and challenging
And supportive fans in the league is unmatched. My teammates have shown nothing but heart the last couple of seasons.
My time in Boston has meant so much. I've grown up with this city both as a basketball player and person. The love I have for the most loyal
Monta Ellis was a guy with character before he came to Dallas, and it's working fine. Rondo also has some character issues.
Triple-doubles the past two-plus seasons: Rondo 9, Durant 6, Noah 6, LeBron 5, Stephenson 5. Rondo missed 96 games the past 2 years (ACL).
Holy... didn't realize Durant had 30 of Thunder's 63 points in 1st half. Hope his ankle is OK. When's Nike gonna make those KD's in hi-top?
Durant helped off after twisting right ankle. Leads to quiet end to insane half: Warriors 65, Thunder 63.
OKC started on 30-13 run. GS answers with 47-22 run. Jesus.
Trades aren't easy or else they'd happen more often. This has potential though to improve areas that need it. Excited to see what lies ahead
Trades are part of the biz but its tough losing guys u know & like, good luck to B Wright, J Crowder & Nelson. Gonna miss "The Wright Stuff"
72 points scored in 1st qtr Warriors-Thunder. Like a week's worth of 1st quarters in the East.
The first-round pick included in the Rondo deal is lottery protected through the top seven picks of next year's draft.
Warriors-Thunder could be a first-round series.
BREAKING: This year's West All-Star team will consist of 11 point guards and 1 frontcourt player.
Guess you can add Kobe to list of West PGs.
Rondo, Curry, Paul, Wall, Conley, Lillard, Westbrook and Lawson are the NBA's top point guards.
West PGs: GS: Curry Mem: Conley OK: W'brook SA: TP LAC: CP3 Dal: Rondo Por: Lillard NO: Holiday Phx: Dragic/Bledsoe Den: Lawson Min: Rubio
With Tyson, Parsons, Rondo, Dirk (hometown discount), J.J., Aminu, Jefferson, Donnie Nelson may win the Executive of the Year award this yr.
Over the last three seasons, Rondo has an NBA-high 9 triple-doubles. And he missed 96 games after his ACL surgery in Feb. of 2013.
Now that Brandan Wright is gone, Greg Smith moves into the backup role at center behind Tyson Chandler. And he must be ready to play -- now.
As of 8:10 CST email was sent & it's official: Rajon Rondo traded to Mavs along w/ Dwight Powell for Wright, Crowder, Nelson & 2 draft picks
The Mavs send back their 2015 first round pick and a 2016 second round pick to Boston in the deal.
The deal is expected to be finalized tonight and includes Boston receving a $13 million trade exception, which it must use within a year.