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Rajon Rondo Suspended One Game By Mavericks

Feb 25, 2015 4:50 PM

Rajon Rondo has been suspended by the Dallas Mavericks for one game for conduct detrimental to the team.

Rondo and Rick Carlisle had a verbal altercation in the second half of the Mavericks' win on Tuesday.

Rondo will miss the Mavericks' game against the Atlanta Hawks.

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Rajon Rondo, Rick Carlisle Friction Had Been Building

Feb 25, 2015 11:03 AM

Rajon Rondo was benched for the final 20-plus minutes of the Dallas Mavericks' win on Tuesday over the Toronto Raptors following a profanity-laced confrontation with Rick Carlisle.

Rondo and Carlisle were arguing over play-calling responsibilities.

Carlisle stormed out on the American Airlines Center court to call a timeout and shouted at Rondo, who appeared to be ignoring a play call from the bench as he brought the ball up the floor.

Rondo responded by shouting back at Carlisle. They exchanged heated words for much of the timeout, with assistant coach Jamahl Mosley at one point stepping in front of Rondo to prevent the point guard and coach from getting in each other's faces.

"Well, it's an emotional game, and we had a difference of opinion," Carlisle said. "There was an exchange, and then in my mind, it was over."

Rondo declined to take questions with reporters after the game.

"Discuss with Rick," said Rondo.

Team sources told ESPNDallas.com that friction had been building between Carlisle and Rondo over play-calling responsibilities, the majority of which the coach has handled. 

 

Jason Kidd had similar frustrations with Carlisle in his first season with the Mavericks.

Mark Cuban attempted to downplay the latest incident between Carlisle and Rondo.

"S--- happens. Not the first time, not the last time," Cuban told ESPNDallas.com. "It'll happen again. It's not just Rajon. It's a long season. In my 15 years, I've seen it happen more times than I can count, and we survive every time."

Rondo will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

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Rajon Rondo Works With Dirk's Shot Doctor

Feb 23, 2015 3:53 PM

Rajon Rondo worked with Holger Geschwindner recently.

Geschwindner is the shot doctor of Dirk Nowitzki and is an official member of the Dallas Mavericks' coaching staff.

“Holger helps everybody,” Rick Carlisle said. “He spent quite a bit of time with him before the [All-Star] break, too. I’m pretty certain that work is going to be a positive thing.

“Holger is a brilliant guy when it comes to shooting. I don’t know if there’s anybody on the whole planet I would recommend more than him.”


Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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Chandler Parsons Out Three Games With Ankle Injury

Feb 22, 2015 12:49 PM

Chandler Parsons will miss the Dallas Mavericks' next three games with an ankle injury.

Parsons has averaged 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Mavericks.

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Mavericks Considering Pursuit Of Larry Sanders

Feb 18, 2015 1:09 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have interest in Larry Sanders, though it is described as "cautious and complicated."

Sanders and the Milwaukee Bucks agreed upon a buyout on Wednesday.

The Mavs can only offer the veteran’s minimum to Sanders at this point.

Sanders is represented by Happy Walters, who has a strong relationship with the Dallas front office and also represents Amar'e Stoudemire.

The Mavericks also wouldn't pursue Sanders without speaking first to Monta Ellis, who was teammates with him in Milwaukee and had a confrontation during the 2013 NBA Playoffs.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that there is presently no plan for Sanders to sign with an NBA team this season once he clears waivers.

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Mavericks Releasing Ricky Ledo

Feb 17, 2015 4:27 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have informed guard Ricky Ledo of his release, creating roster space for Amar’e Stoudemire, a league source told RealGM.

Ledo, the Maviercks’ acquisition with the 43rd overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, has played sparingly in his first two pro seasons.

Ledo had two seasons remaining on his contract, both team options.

In 16 games over his NBA career, Ledo is averaging 1.3 points and 2.8 minutes per game.

Ledo, 22, has had strong performances in the Summer League and D-League, flashing the talent and skill at 6-foot-7 that has intrigued Dallas’ front office. He has averaged 16 points and nearly five rebounds while shooting 46 percent from the field for the Texas Legends this season.

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Jermaine O'Neal Calls Off NBA Comeback

Feb 16, 2015 10:58 PM

Jermaine O'Neal has announced he's called off his plans for a comeback to the NBA.

The Dallas Mavericks had been optimistic of their chances of signing O'Neal after the All-Star break.

O'Neal wrote that "the time isn't right for me to play now."

O'Neal informed the Mavericks that he wasn't able to get physically ready to play in the NBA.

"I don't feel like I'm at that position now with just seven weeks of training, and I'm not comfortable making that commitment at this point," O'Neal wrote in a separate Instagram post. "The issue for me is timing and things feeling right. I'm a true believer of signs and listening and understanding life."

 

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Amar'e Stoudemire Commits To Sign With Mavericks

Feb 16, 2015 9:36 PM

Amar'e Stoudemire has committed to signing with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources tell RealGM. Stoudemire will sign a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum once he clears waivers.

Stoudemire and the New York Knicks agreed upon a buyout on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs were also interested in Stoudemire.

Stoudemire has averaged 12.0 points and 6.8 rebounds in 24.0 minutes per game in 36 appearances this season. Stoudemire also has a 19.7 PER.

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Amar'e Stoudemire Leaning Toward Signing With Mavericks

Feb 16, 2015 12:35 PM

Amar'e Stoudemire is leaning toward signing with the Dallas Mavericks once he clears waivers to become a free agent.

Stoudemire and the New York Knicks agreed upon a buyout on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs also are interested in Stoudemire.

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Amar'e Stoudemire, Knicks Agree Upon Buyout

Feb 15, 2015 11:12 PM

The New York Knicks and Amar'e Stoudemire have agreed upon a buyout agreement, according to sources.

Stoudemire signed with the Knicks in 2010 and was initially productive before he was plagued by injuries.

Stoudemire has been linked to the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers are interested, as well as the San Antonio Spurs.

Marc J. Spears reports Stoudemire gave back nearly $2 million in salary to become a free agent.

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Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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Anthony Davis Replaced By Dirk Nowitzki On West All-Star Team
Dirk Nowitzki will make his 13th appearance in the NBA All-Star Game.

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Mavericks To Sign Bernard James
The Mavericks are in need of frontcourt help and will add Bernard James.

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Mavs Prepared To Accommodate Signing Both Stoudemire, O'Neal
The Mavericks are considered front-runners to sign Amar'e Stoudemire if he becomes available in a contract buyout with the Knicks, according to sources.

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Rajon Rondo Out Three Additional Games With Facial Injuries
Rajon Rondo will miss the Mavericks' three next game against Portland, the Clippers and Utah, the team announced Friday.

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Rajon Rondo Out At Least Three Games With Orbital, Nasal Fractures
Rajon Rondo tripped over the leg of Elfrid Payton and then was accidentally kneed in the face by teammate Richard Jefferson.

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Mavericks Confident About Signing Jermaine O'Neal By All-Star Break
The Mavericks are confident that they are moving closer to signing Jermaine O'Neal, according to sources.

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Mark Cuban Believes NBA All-Star Game Voting System 'Broken'
Mark Cuban believes the apathetic response from NBA fans for All-Star Game voting proves the system is "absolutely, positively broken."

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion
There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

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Nowitzki In Extended Shooting Slump
In December, Dirk Nowitzki shot 43.5 percent overall and 27.8 percent from three.

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Roy Tarpley Passes Away At 50
Roy Tarpley was the sixth overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft.

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Blazers Interested In Jermaine O'Neal
Jermaine O'Neal was drafted out of high school in 1996 by the Blazers.

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Emeka Okafor Likely To Wait Until 15-16 For Return
Emeka Okafor missed the entire 13-14 season after suffering a herniated disk in his neck.

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Rondo Admits Mavs Have Inside Track For His Free Agency
Rajon Rondo felt fortunate to be traded to the Mavericks.

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Ainge Believes Rondo's Motivated To Prove Himself As Max Contract Player
Danny Ainge agreed Rajon Rondo will be motivated to prove that he is worth a maximum level contract.

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Mavericks Unsure If Jermaine O'Neal Wants To Sign With Them
The Mavericks have explored center options to add depth in their frontcourt.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Mavs Praise Shooting, Readiness Of Charlie Villanueva
The Mavericks have praised Charlie Villanueva's readiness and shooting in limited minutes.

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Mavs Assign Ricky Ledo, Dwight Powell To D-League
The Mavericks have assigned Ricky Ledo and Dwight Powell to the Texas Legends.

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Josh Smith Agrees To Sign With Rockets
Josh Smith has been promised a spot in the starting lineup and now has the opportunity to play beside former AAU teammate Dwight Howard.

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Mavs Confident Of Signing Jermaine O'Neal Or Josh Smith
The Mavericks need to improve their frontcourt depth after their trade of Brandan Wright in the deal for Rajon Rondo.

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