Earl K. Sneed

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."

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo says he looks forward to defending the West PGs. "I have to bring it every night."

Dwain Price

"I see him as a guy who hasn't reached his ceiling. " -- Rick Carlisle on Rondo

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle compares Rondo and Jason Kidd: "They're two of the most resourceful guys with the ball."

Earl K. Sneed

Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell press conference. @ American Airlines Center instagram.com/p/wzqg7ttkjX/

Dwain Price

"A guy like that will fit into any team." -- #Mavs coach Rick Carlisle

Mark Followill

It was fun passing the time waiting on the presser discussing with @townbrad the hoops exploits of the Van Breda Kolffs & Van Arsdales

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle: "This is a big day in our franchise's history. It's a blockbuster trade."

Jeff Caplan

Alexey Shved must be thanking his lucky stars being released from Siberia, er, Philadelphia.

Earl K. Sneed

Presser is underway...

Kathryn Dunn

So excited for some holiday fun with my teammates!

Earl K. Sneed

"Do, do, do, do..." RT @karenberlincoop: Hey @Earl K. Sneed could y'all hum some Jeopardy music for those of us watching the live feed???

Dwain Price

That's too bad about the #Pelicans waiving Gal Mekel. He'll get pick up, because he played well this yr. in training camp for the #Mavs.

Dwain Price

Dwight Powell will wear No. 8 for the #Mavs and Rajon Rondo will wear No. 9.

Earl K. Sneed

Rajon Rondo will wear No. 9. Dwight Powell will wear No. 8.

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @Dallas Mavericks teammates plan to make Rajon Rondo's life easier during adjustment period mavs.com/mavs-teammates…

Mark Followill

Being told it's on NBATV as well

Mark Followill

I assume all local sports radio outlets will carry it as well. Still waiting. No word on start time

Mark Followill

For those asking mavs.com has the Rondo presser

Dwain Price

Dallas traffic has held up the start of the Rajon Rondo/Dwight Powell press conference, which was supposed to start at 4:45.

Dwain Price

#Mavs owner Mark Cuban picked up Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell on his private jet in Boston and brought them to Dallas today.

Earl K. Sneed

Not a call. Just @Ali_Dee. RT @NicoDallas: Funny how this things work, the live Rondo Presser lets you hear a phone call from @Earl K. Sneed

Mark Followill

Bit of a delay, physicals, Fri afternoon traffic etc... So Rondo press conference looking more like 5pm

Earl K. Sneed

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.

Dwain Price

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."

Dwain Price

"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

Dwain Price

#Mavs C Tyson Chandler: "I think San Antonio’s the team to beat. They’re the champions. Until they’re dethroned, they’re the champions."

Dwain Price

"He’s going to have a bunch of weapons around him. And up top, he’ll be great for us defensively.'' -- #Mavs C Tyson Chandler on Rajon Rondo

Dwain Price

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.”

Dwain Price

"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

Dwain Price

Dirk on Rondo: "Anytime you have a chance to grab a top point guard in this league, you got to go for it.''

Jeff Caplan

How does #TCU sustain success as a Power 5 school? Recruit like hell... foxsports.com/southwest/stor…

Jeff Caplan

Twitter wars are funny.

Raymond Felton

#TBT 2012 Raymond Felton Holiday Festival. Looking forward to Sunday's HF at @TopGolfDallas ow.ly/i/80mkm

Dwain Price

“Anytime you have a chance to grab a top point guard in this league, you got to go for it.'' -- Dirk on Rondo

Dwain Price

Rick Carlisle said there's a good chance Rajon Rondo will play Saturday against the #Spurs.

Dwain Price

It seemed like there was a different vibe at #Mavs practice today when they let the media in. That's what a player like Rajon Rono can do.

Charlie Villanueva

Welcome @Rajon Rondo to @Dallas Mavericks! Rajon is one the best in our @NBA league, savvy skills. More on my thoughts here: charlievillanueva.sportsblog.com/posts/1452985/…

Dwain Price

Asked if the #Mavs are now the team to beat out West, Dirk Nowitzki said no. And that they want to continue flying under the radar.

Kathryn Dunn

#RT to help send @Tyson Chandler to the All Star Game!

Earl K. Sneed

It's always an honor to be referred to as @newyscruggs' favorite Nupe. #achievement

Dwain Price

Jermaine O'Neal is one of the players the #Mavs are considering signing to back up Tyson Chandler.

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk Nowitzki addresses the media after the Rajon Rondo trade. @ American Airlines Center instagram.com/p/wzKnEwNkoR/

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Mark Followill

Carlisle post practice on possibly of Rondo playing tomorrow "We think he will but we're not sure"

Earl K. Sneed

Rick Carlisle says it's a "good chance" Rondo plays Saturday vs. the Spurs.

Jeff Caplan

Man, #Pelicans waive Gal Mekel? During Hanukkah? Gutless.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have a roster spot available. And they need to find a veteran backup for Tyson Chandler.

Mark Followill

There will be a press conference with Mavs brass & Rajon Rondo at 4:45 this afternoon. Surely to be carried by multiple media outlets

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have a press conference today at 4:45 p.m. for Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell at American Airlines Center.

Earl K. Sneed

Just sent out by the @Dallas Mavericks: Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell have a press conference scheduled at 4:45 p.m. CT this afternoon.

Earl K. Sneed

For those asking, Rajon Rondo is expected to arrive in Dallas this afternoon and take his physical before meeting with the media.

Dwain Price

As expected, Rajon Rondo is not at #Mavs practice this morning. The trade happened too late last night for that to occur.

Earl K. Sneed

It's ugly sweater day at the #Mavs office and @keishonthecheek is in the Christmas spirit. @ Dallas… instagram.com/p/wy_5_itknU/

Earl K. Sneed

The Jan. 2 matchup between the @Dallas Mavericks & Celtics will now be televised by @NBATV at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Jeff Caplan

For @FOXSports No. 6 TCU not disheartened by playoff process but emboldened to keep building a national brand ... foxsports.com/southwest/stor…

Earl K. Sneed

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.

Mark Followill

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

Mark Followill

So good I read it twice RT @freedarko: Here are my thoughts on Rajon Rondo. Enjoy! gq.com/blogs/the-feed…

Dwain Price

The #Mavs-#Celtics game in Boston on Jan. 2 will now be televised nationally on NBA-TV. #Rondo

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: Addition of Rajon Rondo solidifies @DallasMavs' starting five mavs.com/addition-rajon…

Dwain Price

Dirk, Monta, Devin and Ledo are the only #Mavs holdovers from last year. They have 10 players who weren't on last year's roster.

Dwain Price

Since Jae Crowder didn't play that much and the #Mavs aren't high on draft picks, the big loss for Dallas was losing C/F Brandan Wright.

Dwain Price

Look for the #Mavs to receive more national TV games this season now that they have Rondo. The NBA loves to show the nation it's best teams.

Dwain Price

Rondo's 1st game back in Boston as a member of the #Mavs will be Jan. 2. Too early to tell if the Mavs will have a shootaround that day.

Dwain Price

In 5 of his 1st 6 games with the #Mavs, Rondo will go up against Parker, Teague, Bledsoe, Westbrook and Wall.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have a roster spot to add another player. But it probably won't be Ray Allen, who sparred with Rajon Rondo in Boston.

Dwain Price

“Rondo has championship experience. The last time he played with dangerous weapons he won a championship." -- TNT' Shaquille O'Neal

Dwain Price

“There’s no night off when you come into Dallas, meaning you don’t have an advantage.'' - TNT analyst Kenny Smith on Rondo joining the #Mavs

Dwain Price

TNT analyst Shaquille O'Neal on Rondo joining the #Mavs: “It’ll probably take him a week or two to get into the offense.''

Dwain Price

TNT's Grant Hill on the #Mavs: “I like this move right here. They’ve got the pieces. Their starting five, I’d put up against anybody."

Earl K. Sneed

And as expected, @Tyson Chandler makes #ShaqtinAFool for the shoe swat.

Dwain Price

"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

Dwain Price

To prevent Tyson's minutes from running up, the #Mavs got to get something out of Greg Smith. Or out of newcomer Dwight Powell.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs haven't done well in the draft lately. So the 2 low picks to the #Celtics are no big deal.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs view Rajon Rondo in the same mold as Jason Kidd -- a pass-first point guard who also loves to rebound and defend.

Dwain Price

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.

Mark Followill

Outstanding piece from Boston angle on RR. RT @Paul Flannery: It was finally time for the Celtics to trade Rajon Rondo sbnation.com/nba/2014/12/18…

Earl K. Sneed

I broke down the Rajon Rondo addition to the @Dallas Mavericks with the guys from @120Sports. Check it out. 120sports.com/video/v1044597…

Dwain Price

Rondo is a beast as a defender and a passer. He can't shoot very well, but his basketball IQ is off the charts.

Jeff Caplan

BREAKING: All-Star Game will now be West Shirts vs West Skins.

Mark Followill

Excited to see how many times Rick Carlisle uses the word "resourceful" in the next few days when describing Rondo .

Jeff Caplan

Hey, whattya know, the Bucks are playing the Kings.

De'Janae

I can't wait to relax, go crazy, not stress and have bomb birthday weekend with my girls!...life will be perf

Rajon Rondo

I look forward to building something special in Dallas.

Rajon Rondo

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

Rajon Rondo

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

Rajon Rondo

And supportive fans in the league is unmatched. My teammates have shown nothing but heart the last couple of seasons.

Rajon Rondo

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

Dwain Price

Monta Ellis was a guy with character before he came to Dallas, and it's working fine. Rondo also has some character issues.

Dwain Price

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).

Dwain Price

J.J. Barea is the lone #Mavs PG with a 10-plus assist game this yr when he had 11 on 11/13 vs. PHIL. Rondo has 13 games of 10-plus assists.

Jeff Caplan

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?

Jeff Caplan

Durant helped off after twisting right ankle. Leads to quiet end to insane half: Warriors 65, Thunder 63.

Jeff Caplan

OKC started on 30-13 run. GS answers with 47-22 run. Jesus.