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Rondo To Study Film Of New Teammates To Ease Transition

Rajon Rondo had six points, seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four charges in his debut with the Dallas Mavericks, a 99-93 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

“I love it here,’’ Rondo said. “The fans have been great, the reception tonight was amazing, and that’s what it’s all about.’’

Monta Ellis scored 38 points after some wondered if Rondo would interfere with his game.

“I think he did a great job — he scored 38 points,’’ Rondo said of Ellis. “I didn’t hold him back too much.

“We both like to dominate the ball, but I think we played well off each other tonight, along with Devin [Harris] as well.’’

Rondo expects the adjustment period with the Mavericks to be quick.

“It’s not going to take long, for the most part it’s basketball. I’ve been watching these guys from afar.

“It’s NBA players, I have the [NBA League Pass], I watch them all the time and they know how to play off each other. It’s a very intelligent team, I’m not too far behind, and I’ll keep watching film and keep learning my guys’ system.’’

Via Dwaine Price/Star-Telegram

Mavericks Leaders To Sign Jermaine O'Neal

The Dallas Mavericks have an undeniable edge to sign Jermaine O'Neal after the acquisition of Rajon Rondo, according to sources.

O'Neal is "highly intrigued" about the idea of joining the Mavericks.

O'Neal maintains his offseason home in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has long been interested in joining the Mavericks to reunite with Rick Carlisle

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Rondo, Cuban Hopeful For Long-Term Partnership

Rajon Rondo and Mark Cuban both expressed a desire not to rent the new situation together with the Dallas Mavericks, who acquried Rondo in a trade from the Boston Celtics.

“Obviously, we wouldn’t give up picks if we didn’t think it was long term,” Cuban said. “We’re past the days of rent-a-player.

“If he’s not the definition of a cornerstone, I don’t know what is. But let me qualify that. With him side by side with Monta (Ellis) and (Tyson) Chandler, there’s no one guy who will be the cornerstone of the team. So having a good young nucleus — for us the young nucleus used to be 35 — to get that number down to 28 or 29 is something we want to keep together.”

Rondo could sign a five-year, $107 million max contract with the Mavericks next summer.

“I’m definitely excited and optimistic about the situation here,” said Rondo, who’ll make $12.9 million this season. “And like Mark was saying, being alongside a guy like Monta and they just re-signed Chandler, the future seems bright and I’m just looking forward to winning a championship as fast as possible and hopefully we can keep this team together.”

Via Dwain Price/Star-Telegram

Cuban Finalized Rondo Trade In Green Room Of Colbert Report Finale

Mark Cuban finalized the Rajon Rondo trade on Thursday while in the green room of The Colbert Report finale.

Cuban was one of many celebrities to help bid farewell to Stephen Colbert's final telecast on Comedy Central before moving to CBS.

The Mavericks acquired Rondo in a trade with the Boston Celtics.

Via Seth Rosenthal/SB Nation

Celtics To Likely Receive Mavs' 2016 Pick

The Dallas Mavericks' pick in the Rajon Rondo trade is likely to be conveyed to the Boston Celtics in 2016.

The Mavericks' pick goes to the Celtics this season if it falls between No. 4 and No. 14. If the pick falls between eight and 30 in 2016, it will go to the Celtics.

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

Mavs Acquire Rajon Rondo From Celtics

The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics have agreed upon a trade involving Rajon Rondo.

The Mavericks would send Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, one future first round pick and a future second round pick to the Celtics for Rondo and Dwight Powell.

"The deal is on course to happen tonight," said one source.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Houston Rockets have effectively dropped out of talks, with the Celtics focused on wrapping a deal with the Mavericks.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Rajon Rondo 'Open' To Re-Signing With Mavs, Rockets

Rajon Rondo is open to re-signing with either the Dallas Mavericks or Houston Rockets should he be traded to one of those two teams, according to a source.

Given Rondo's looming unrestricted free agency, any deal would have to come with assurances that he'd be willing to re-sign with his new team.

Rondo is not actively seeking a trade from the Boston Celtics.

The Rockets will use their $8.4 million trade exception from the Jeremy Lin trade with the Lakers this past summer to acquire a player before Dec. 19 -- the deadline for acquiring players who can be dealt again on Feb. 19 under league rules. 

 

Via Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Mavericks Emerge As Favorites For Rajon Rondo, Rockets 'Still Fighting'

The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets have engaged with the Boston Celtics on Rajon Rondo trade talks.

The Celtics have engaged on several fronts on Rondo with the Mavericks showing an increased interest. The Mavericks have a clear need at point guard.

Rondo is scheduled to be a free agent this offseason.

As of Thursday afternoon, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Mavericks have emerged as the frontrunner to trade for Rondo. Marc J. Spears reports that the Rockets are "still fighting" to acquire Rondo.

The Mavericks are offering Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder and a first round pick for Rondo.

Wojnarowski also reports that the Celtics have reached a point of no return on a Rondo trade.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tyson Chandler Feels Sorry For Carmelo

Tyson Chandler feels sorry for his former teammate Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony and Chandler had an icy relationship during their time together with the New York Knicks, according to various reports.

"I do because he's a competitor," said Chandler. "I laced them up and went to battle with him for the last three years and know what kind of competitor he is.

"I know he wants to win, and I know he's going to take a lot of this heat. And it's unfortunate because he's a hell of a player in our league. It's just unfortunate."

The Knicks have struggled this season with a newly re-signed Anthony.

"He signed a contract to come back here with expectations of doing everything in his power to take this team to the next level," Chandler said. "I ultimately feel like it will with the right pieces. They have to get luck with some things in free agency or get a high draft pick or whatever the case may be, but it takes a while to change the culture.

"You bring in a new coach and you bring in a new offense and a new identity. As long as players and everybody here understands that it's a process, it'll be all right. The moment it gets tough is when you're losing. Losing makes things difficult."

Via Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Jermaine O'Neal To Decide On Playing Future In January; Cavs, Clippers, Mavs, Warriors Interested

Jermaine O'Neal said he expects to make a definitive decision on his playing future early in 2015.

"I'm going to make a clear-cut decision after the holidays," O'Neal said.

O'Neal admitted he knows there are teams that are interested in a possible deal and he has not ruled out returning for what would be his 19th NBA season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors are among the teams that covet O'Neal should he play again.

O'Neal played for the Warriors last season.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Dallas Mavericks Archives

Monta Ellis Signs Endorsement Deal With Jordan Brand

Monta Ellis signed an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand before the current season, sources tell RealGM.

Mavericks' Front Office Wanted Giannis Antetokounmpo At No. 13 Before Cuban Decided To Trade Pick

Donnie Nelson wanted the Mavericks to select Giannis Antetokounmpo with the No. 13 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Cuban Gave Recommendation To Raptors To Hire Casey

Mark Cuban recommended that the Raptors hire Dwane Casey shortly after the 2011 NBA Finals run.

Carmelo Had 'Great Dialogue' With Dwight About Joining Rockets

Carmelo Anthony isn't playing the what-if game with the Rockets and Mavericks playing well.

Mavericks Assign Ricky Ledo To D-League

Ricky Ledo has been inactive in each of the Mavericks’ 12 games this season.

Nowitzki Believes He Could Co-Exist With Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge has said he plans on signing a new five-year deal with the Blazers this summer.

Cuban: NFL Is Desperate For International Fans

The NBA has played games in London for several years as well.

Exec: Meeting With Rich Paul On LeBron Was For Them To Publicize Their Business

LeBron James empowered his agent Rich Paul to meet with several teams to Klutch’s offices in Cleveland for free-agent presentations without him present.

Mavericks Open To Late Season Signing Of Ray Allen Or Rashard Lewis

The Mavericks would be open to signing Ray Allen or Rashard Lewis later in the regular season should either player be interested in a deal.

Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Hornets Could Conceivably Be Interested In Kobe

Kobe Bryant's contract expires after the 15-16 NBA season.

Mavs Release Gal Mekel To Create Roster Spot For Barea

The Mavericks have released Gal Mekel.

J.J. Barea Finalizing Buyout From Wolves, Hopes To Re-Sign With Mavs

J.J. Barea is finalizing a contract buyout with the Timberwolves on Sunday, according to sources.

Mavericks Waive Bernard James, Ivan Johnson, Doron Lamb

The Mavericks' roster stands at 15, with Charlie Villanueva making the regular season roster out of training camp.

Monta Ellis Hopes To Spend Rest Of Career With Mavs

Monta Ellis has the ability to opt out of his contract with the Mavericks after this season

Mavs Release Eric Griffin, Yuki Togashi

The Mavericks roster now stands at 18 players.

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.

Mavericks Trying To Trade Gal Mekel, Bernard James

The Mavericks would prefer to keep one or two of their 15 roster spots open entering this upcoming season.

Mavericks To Sign Yuki Togashi To Non-Guaranteed Deal

Yuki Togashi is most likely to end up with the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League.

Felton Out At Least 10 Days With High Ankle Sprain

Raymond Felton was expected to compete with Jameer Nelson as the Mavs’ starting point guard.

Carlisle Apologizes For Criticising Parsons' Weight, Conditioning

Rick Carlisle apologized to Chandler Parsons via a press release from the Mavericks for criticizing his weight and conditioning.
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