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February 28, 2015 Updates

“I’m going to do what’s best for the team and play my heart out for these next 22 games we have left, and (help) make a run in the playoffs,” Rondo matter-of-factly said. He added: “We’ve moved forward and our team has moved forward, and we’ve got a game to look forward to tomorrow. … You know, I’m playing with some great players, with the addition of Amar’e now, and I think we’ve got a great chance to win a championship. So, that’s my main focus. I’m going to continue to work to get better and do what’s best to lead this team.” mavs.com

February 27, 2015 Updates

The next day the Mavericks suspended Rondo from Wednesday’s game in Atlanta without pay. Carlisle then said Rondo will be back at practice Friday and in the starting lineup Saturday when the Mavericks (39-21) host the Brooklyn Nets (23-32). “I think it should be over quick,” center Tyson Chandler said. “I think the communication between the two of them will be better because of this. No more walking on egg shells either way.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

In recent private conversations with some of his most recent Celtics teammates, the word was strong that, while “he had his moments,” Rondo was not a divisive force around the club. Still, his removal altered the roster and the dressing room. Boston Herald

February 26, 2015 Updates

The NBA trade deadline turned into homecoming day, with Kevin Garnett returning to Minnesota and Tayshaun Prince going back to Detroit. Could an Amar'e Stoudemire-Phoenix reunion be next? Perhaps. Stoudemire joined the Dallas Mavericks last week after being waived by the Knicks, but he'll be a free agent again in July, and sources say he would welcome a return to Phoenix, where he spent his first eight seasons. Stoudemire loves the city, and his creaky knees could benefit from a reunion with the Suns' renowned medical staff. Whether the Suns would reciprocate the interest is unclear. But the Suns could use a scoring big man, and team officials could certainly use a PR boost after trading the popular Goran Dragic to Miami last week. Bleacher Report

"If anything, it should make the team stronger," Mavs locker room leader Tyson Chandler said after Rondo served his one-game suspension in Wednesday's 104-87 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. "For one, it should make those two have better communication. They're not familiar with each other, so I think for the first couple of whatever all parties are tip-toeing. "Not against each other, but two guys who are competitors, who want to win, sometimes it's better that you have a little blowout. It lets you know that you're on the same page, that you want to win." ESPN.com

Rondo’s first coach in Boston, Doc Rivers, echoed similar sentiments about the incident. “It happens more, hopefully, in the locker room, but it happens,” Rivers, who now coaches the Los Angeles Clippers, told reporters on Wednesday. “They’re both winners. They’ll figure it out, I really believe that. Rick Carlisle has proven he’s a championship coach. Rondo has proven he’s a championship point guard. You have two champions. You just figure at some point, they’ll figure it out. The fact it was out in the open gives us all something to talk about.” CSNNE.com

February 25, 2015 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN MAVERICKS HISTORY

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

   

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