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Rajon Rondo | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
College: Kentucky
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Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs "took a step back" with the tempo on Friday night in a loss to the Grizzlies.
Perhaps this concerns Rajon Rondo. While Rondo was on the bench last night, the Mavs had a pace per 48 minutes of 105.1 compared to 98.4 with the former Celtic. Whatever the reason, the Mavs really have to get back on track on offense and they'll look to do it against the Suns on Sunday. Mar 21 - 3:05 PM

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Rajon Rondo slowed down against the Grizzlies on Friday with 10 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and four turnovers.

He miraculously made both attempts from the line tonight. Before tonight he did not have a single game this season with a free throw percentage of 100 percent, which sounds impossible for a starting point guard. If you wanted to know why Rondo isn't in the top 200 on per-game value this season, that stat sums it up.
Mar 21 - 1:58 AM

Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle wasn't happy with Rajon Rondo's season-high eight turnovers during Wednesday's win over the Magic.

"Some of the things were just a little speculative on everybody's part tonight, not just him," Carlisle said. "He had a bunch of turnovers, I know. We've got a bunch of experienced guys that know better. And we've got to just clean it up." The good news for fantasy owners in leagues that don't count turnovers is that Rondo almost had a triple-double on Wednesday. He's finally starting to turn things around and should started in all fantasy formats going forward as he's sure to cut down on the turnovers.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 19 - 10:11 AM

Rajon Rondo had nine points, six rebounds, 11 assists and a steal on 4-of-7 shooting Wednesday.

Rondo's played very well in his last two games, and might finally be ready to start playing well on a regular basis. He had 11 points, four boards and 13 dimes on Monday, and actually has seven steals over his last four games. Get him back in your lineup if he's not there already. Of course, he also gave up a triple-double to Elfrid Payton, but it doesn't matter in fantasyland. What does matter is that he had eight TOs tonight, and four in his previous game. Rondo gonna Rondo.
Mar 19 - 1:27 AM

Head coach Rick Carlisle has been quizzing Rajon Rondo on his knowledge of the Mavericks' offense.

"It's just coach and I in the room," said Rondo. "He's yelling at me a lot. I try not to crack under pressure and give him what he needs. It's calling out plays. For example: if I want to get Monta a shot on a pin-down [screen], if I want to single ice [isolation] -- a lot of basketball terminology to make sure we're on the same page." Rondo has been on a roll over his last two games, averaging 7.0 points, 10.0 assists, 4.0 boards and 2.5 steals over that span, and it looks like he is on the same page as coach Carlisle. As long as he continues his impressive play, Rondo is worth starting in all leagues for his solid production in assists, boards and steals.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 18 - 10:39 AM

Rajon Rondo said he's feeling more comfortable with Dallas' system.

"I've been studying with coach a lot," Rondo said. "He called me in before the game and gave me a little test, and I think I continue to pass the test. We're on the same page a lot more throughout the game. I'm calling some of the plays before he calls them, so we're on the same page." Rondo had one of this best games as a Maverick on Monday and should be started in all fantasy leagues for his ability to rack up assists.
Mar 17 - 10:30 AM

Rajon Rondo had one of his best games as a Maverick during a win over the Thunder on Monday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, 13 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Amazingly, this is his first double-double with points and dimes of 2015. Rondo has seen his playing time dip to 29 minutes per game this month and perhaps not having Devin Harris (illness) for the second half had something to do with it. The Mavs will be hoping he can keep it going against the Magic on Wednesday.
Mar 17 - 12:48 AM

Rajon Rondo said that there has been "gradual" improvement with the Mavericks since his arrival.

"The trust is coming, more and more, between Coach and I," he added. Rondo credited a conversation with Rick Carlisle to improve the play-calling, and shades of Jason Kidd's Dallas tenure are really shining through. Carlisle agreed with Rondo's assessment, saying that "he's really developed a good handle of our team now." Despite the praise, Rondo has remained unimpressive statistically with averages of 9.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.3 steals on 41.4 percent shooting during his Dallas tenure.
Mar 16 - 12:15 PM

Rajon Rondo handed out nine assists in 36 minutes on Sunday, adding eight points with four rebounds and three turnovers in a road win vs. the Lakers.

Devin Harris (hand) was unavailable so Rondo wound up playing more minutes than he has since late January. He was 4-of-10 from the field and opponents continue to dive under screens and dare him to beat them from the field -- it's a sensible strategy since he's made a combined 67-of-233 jumpers this season (28.8 percent). He's been a liability in standard formats since coming to Dallas and there's no compelling reason to think he'll turn things around in the season's final six weeks.
Mar 9 - 12:10 AM

Rajon Rondo reiterated that he is open to re-signing with the Mavericks as a free agent this summer.

"People say I'm not trying to be here, but I don't talk to anybody but the five people that are in my circle," Rondo said. "I will vent to them about where I want to be. I'm happy. I'm in a great situation. The best thing is the weather. I miss my kids. I miss my family. That's hard, as well not having them and you come home after playing a bad game. They are always there to cheer you up. That's been difficult." Rondo went on to say that his relationship with head coach Rick Carlisle is fine and that they have both moved on since their altercation that ultimately saw Rondo receive a one-game suspension. Rondo has also started to pick things up on the court as well, averaging 14.3 points, 5.7 assists, 5.3 boards and 1.0 steal over his last three games.
Mar 8 - 9:49 AM

Rajon Rondo led the Mavs in their ugly loss to the Warriors on Friday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, six assists, two steals and zero turnovers.

Rondo got on track but the Mavs were outclassed. He has a lot more wiggle room in 8-cat leagues, but either way he's worth a look now that he's starting to get his legs underneath him in Dallas.
Mar 7 - 2:41 AM

Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double against the Blazers on Thursday with 10 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal and four turnovers no 5-of-13 from the field.

He hit a couple jumpers in the fourth quarter and perhaps the Dallas shooting coach is helping him there. Rondo is going to be a huge reclamation project and made just 30.8 percent of his mid-range shots before tonight this season. His fantasy owners have to be hoping better lines are on the way.
Mar 6 - 12:57 AM

Rajon Rondo was a bit more aggressive in the Mavs' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday, scoring 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

Rondo did not get a steal and the assist numbers are down, but anything attached to the word 'aggression' should be viewed as a good thing. If he was dropped in an 8-cat league now is probably the time to take a chance on him, since the run-in with Rick Carlisle could produce a turnaround, if that's indeed in the cards.
Mar 3 - 12:26 AM

Rajon Rondo said that his thoughts regarding his impending free agency haven't changed since his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle.

Rondo is going to hold his cards close to his chest, but he hasn't had the smoothest transition since leaving Boston. He is averaging just 7.6 points, 4.6 assists, 2.8 boards and 3.6 turnovers over his last five games, and he is also shooting just 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from the charity stripe over that span. He still has some value in points leagues, but he is a huge liability in standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 9:51 AM

Rajon Rondo scored eight points in his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Nets, adding seven rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

The best part of all this for his fantasy owners is that he didn't go to the free throw line. Rondo looked awful on defense again tonight and ranked dead last on his team for plus-minus at minus-22. He's not a must-own player in standard leagues, but he should be viewed as a mid-to-late-round guy in points leagues.
Feb 28 - 11:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James