Rondo signed with New Orleans in 2017-18, his fifth team in four seasons. Veteran Jameer Nelson, who spent the first half of that year on the Pelicans, marveled at Rondo’s preparation, growing accustomed to receiving texts at 2 or 3 a.m. with stream-of-consciousness basketball ideas. “Rondo will challenge everyone — coaches, teammates, the front office,” Nelson says. “But never once was it, ‘We need to do X, Y and Z to make me look better.’ It was about getting the best out of the team.”
February 24, 2021 | 5:37 pm EST Update
Tony East: 5pm has come and gone and Kelan Martin has not been waived. His salary is now guaranteed for the remainder of the season, and the Pacers have no open roster spots. Any minor thing can change at the trade deadline, but Pacers show belief in Martin as a depth guy by keeping him.
Clutch Points: Kyrie Irving believes the NBA should change its logo to this one of Kobe Bryant. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/kzcCmZlcZD
Malika Andrews: Kevin Durant will miss tomorrow’s game against the Magic, the Nets say. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is probable. Jeff Green is questionable. Both players missed last game. Landry Shamet is questionable with a chest contusion.