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Report: Monta Ellis’ moodiness bothering Mavericks

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Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored just 11 points – going 4-for-22 from the field – in a 98-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns.  He went 0-for-8 in the fourth quarter and wouldn’t talk to reporters after the game. Since the start of February, Ellis is shooting 38.5 percent from the field and 25 percent from the 3-point line. According to ESPN’s Tim ...

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Amar’e Stoudemire rips Mavs for screwing around in games

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  Amar’e Stoudemire was disappointed after the Dallas Mavericks’ most lopsided loss of the season, a 127-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Stoudemire delivered a stern message to his new teammates after the contest. “I came here to win, and we’re [4 ½] games out of being out of the playoffs, which is unacceptable,” Stoudemire said. “This is something we can’t accept. ...

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Rajon Rondo ‘extremely unlikely’ to remain in Dallas

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Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo was suspended for Wednesday’s game after arguing with head coach Rick Carlisle in the locker room.  ESPN’s Tim McMahon reports that Rondo, an unrestricted free agent this summer, will not remain a Maverick long-term. The root of the Rondo-Carlisle crisis is a simmering disagreement about whether the Mavs were best off with the genius former Coach of the Year or brilliant ...

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Mavericks suspend Rajon Rondo 1 game

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The Dallas Mavericks announced Wednesday that point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team. Rondo will sit during Wednesday’s game at the Atlanta Hawks. Rondo did not play the final 20-plus minutes of the Mavericks’ 99-92 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night after he and coach Rick Carlisle got in a profanity-laced shouting match over play-calling responsibilities. ...

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Amar’e Stoudemire on joining Mavericks: ‘Tremendous opportunity’ to compete for NBA title

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The Dallas Mavericks officially signed free agent center-forward Amar’e Stoudemire on Wednesday. “I’m excited to be a part of a first-class organization,” Stoudemire said. “To play alongside Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler and other great players, I think it’s a tremendous opportunity for me to compete for a championship.” Stoudemire, who will wear No. 1 with Mavericks, was waived by the New York ...

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Rajon Rondo suffered orbital fracture to left eye and nasal fracture

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo suffered an orbital fracture to his left eye as well as a nasal fracture during Saturday’s game at Orlando, the team announced Monday. Rondo will not travel with the team this week to Golden State and Sacramento. Rondo was kneed in the face by teammate Richard Jefferson during the first quarter of the Mavericks game against the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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