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Rajon Rondo shines in emotional return to Boston

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Former Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo scored a career-high 15 first-quarter points, finishing with a season-best 29 in his return to Boston to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 119-101 victory Friday night. “Obviously it was a special day today,” Rondo said, via Mavs.com. “I’m emotionally tired. I’m physically tired. I’m drained right now, and it was a tough game ... Read More »

Rajon Rondo: Mavericks ‘expect me to play defense’

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Point guard Rajon Rondo admits he’s had to increase his defensive intensity since joining the Dallas Mavericks. “I haven’t played defense in a couple of years,” Rondo said, via Masslive.com’s Jay King. “I’ve been able to hide it a lot with Avery Bradley on the ball. He’s helped me out, the young guy. But here they expect me to play defense. And in the ... Read More »

Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks

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The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks have finalized a trade involving Rajon Rondo. The Celtics and the Mavericks have agreed to send Rondo to Dallas for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson and a conditional first round draft pick, a 2016 second round draft pick and a $12.9 million trade exception. In a related move, the Celtics have waived center Vitor Faverani. “We would like to thank Rajon for everything that ... Read More »

Celtics, Mavericks discussing Rajon Rondo trade

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The Boston Celtics finally sound serious about trading point guard Rajon Rondo after years of flirting with the idea. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Celtics and Mavericks are discussing a trade that would send Rondo to Dallas and multiple draft picks — including at least one future first-rounder — as well as center Brandan Wright to Boston, along with other players needed to ... Read More »

Tyson Chandler: ‘The Knicks are in my rear-view mirror’

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Center Tyson Chandler says he felt like he received too much blame for the New York Knicks’ disappointing performance last season. “At times, at times, at times,” Chandler told ESPNDallas.com. “But I feel like New York made me a lot stronger, a lot stronger of a person going through trials and tribulations there. But that’s life.” Chandler will face his ... Read More »

Dirk Nowitzki sets record for points by player born outside U.S.

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Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has scored more points in the NBA than any other international player. Nowitzki, the native of Wurzburg, Germany moved past Nigerian-born Hakeem Olajuwon into ninth place on the NBA’s scoring list Tuesday night. Nowitzki, a 17-year veteran, needed 17 points to pass Olajuwon, the former Houston Rockets center who finished his Hall of Fame career with 26,946 ... Read More »

Chandler Parsons motivated to prove his worth

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The Dallas Mavericks signed small forward Chandler Parsons this past offseason, and believe that he will be the missing piece that helps take them to the next level. The Mavericks believe that they are truly championship contenders now with Dirk Nowitzki leading the way once again. Parsons will add another legitimate scorer, and there is plenty of athletic ability and ... Read More »

Dirk Nowitzki, Erik Spoelstra: Number of NBA games an issue

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The NBA announced Tuesday that they’re going to experiment with a 44-minute game on October 19 when the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets face off in a preseason game at the Barclays Center. Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra don’t think the length of the game is a problem, but the length of the season is. “I think you don’t need 82 ... Read More »

Rick Carlisle calls out Chandler Parsons for weight

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Dallas Maverick coach Rick Carlisle doesn’t like that forward Chandler Parsons bulked up this summer. The 6-foot-9 Parsons was listed at 215 pounds during his three-year tenure with the Houston Rockets, but reported to Mavs training camp at approximately 235 pounds. Parsons, who signed a three-year, $46 million deal with Dallas, had nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, six rebounds and six assists ... Read More »

Report: Lance Stephenson verbally committed to Mavericks

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This past NBA offseason was absolutely crazy with all of the trades, signings, and news that broke, and it hasn’t stopped coming out just yet. Lance Stephenson was one of the most sought after free agent, but he ended up signing a three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. According to a report from Bleacher Report, Stephenson had verbally committed to ... Read More »

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