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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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Rajon Rondo went through a full practice on Friday, and he will return to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nets.
Rondo has really struggled with the move to Dallas. He's averaging just 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 turnovers on 40.8 percent shooting since joining the Mavs. He's no longer putting up elite assist totals, which was really his only source of value, and with poor percentages and limited contributions in the major statistical categories, Rondo can be viewed as a drop-candidate in standard leagues. Feb 27 - 1:57 PM

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Rajon Rondo is unlikely to return to the Mavericks after this season, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas.

While Tyson Chandler expects Rondo's recent run-in with head coach Rick Carlisle to bring the team closer, McMahon thinks the altercation and ensuing one-game suspension will lead the free-agent-to-be to bolt Dallas after the season. A winning season could cure everything here, but Rondo has spoken about his desire to be wooed during the free agency period so this latest incident likely won't help the Mavericks' chances to retain the mercurial point guard.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 26 - 11:12 AM

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Rajon Rondo will start against the Nets on Saturday after serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

An on-court verbal exchange and ensuing post-game shouting match in the locker room led to a one-game suspension for Rondo, but Carlisle is ready to move forward. "It’s one game, we’ll be off [Thursday]," Carlisle said. "He’ll practice Friday, and he’ll be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. The events of last night are in the past. And we’ve got to move forward." It sounds like it's safe for fantasy owners to plug Rondo back into their lineups for Saturday's game against the Nets, while J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will return to bench roles.
Feb 26 - 10:12 AM

Rajon Rondo and coach Rick Carlisle had another "emotionally charged dispute in the locker room after the game," according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon.

Rondo is not going to play tonight because of it and these arguments may hurt his playing time going forward, though Carlisle said Rondo will start Saturday's game as usual. The Mavericks are not much better with Rondo on the floor and they probably won't miss him tonight. In fact, his Mavs teammates made only 47.9 percent from the field off passes from Rondo. Before Rondo arrived, the Mavs were making 49.1 percent from the field off Monta Ellis passes. Rondo is not a must-own player in standard leagues. Meanwhile, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will step up.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 25 - 5:58 PM

Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to conduct detrimental to the team.

He got into an argument with Rick Carlisle on Tuesday and his coach benched him after that. Rondo has been awful this season and it'll be interesting to see how the Mavericks put their lineups together. The former Celtic has actually been below average as defender and the Mavericks have also fallen as an offense since he's joined them, so this suspension might help them tonight. With Rondo out, it'll be J.J. Barea likely to start with Devin Harris also getting more run. Expect to see Monta Ellis have a bigger responsibility as well.
Feb 25 - 4:51 PM

Rajon Rondo had a heated verbal exchange with coach Rick Carlisle early in the third quarter on Tuesday, after which Rondo never re-entered the game.

"Emotional game and we had a difference of opinion," Carlisle said afterward. "Once it was over, it was over." Rondo appeared to ignore Carlisle's play call during an offensive possession, which led to a frustrated timeout during which Rondo and his coach openly yelled at one another in the huddle, and the fact that he didn't return to the game suggests it wasn't immediately "over" as Carlisle suggested. Rondo finished with four points and four assists in 18 minutes and we expect him to resume his typical role as a starter vs. Atlanta on Wednesday.
Source: YouTube
Feb 24 - 11:49 PM

Rajon Rondo hit 6-of-9 shots for 13 points in the Mavs' 111-100 win over the Rockets on Friday, but managed just three assists to go with six turnovers in the rest of his box score.

Rondo didn't grab a rebound and hit just 1-of-4 shots from the line, looking tentative as ever and one has to wonder how bad his confidence is shot right now. We can't think of too many better support systems and general situations he could find himself in compared to Dallas, so chances are he gets it together at some point, but he's not must-own player and in 9-cat leagues you can drop him without flinching unless you're punting turnovers.
Feb 21 - 3:15 AM

Rajon Rondo's time off from a facial injury didn't help on Thursday against the Thunder, making 2-of-9 from the field for five points with two rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

It's hard to say he looked rusty here because this is a typical Rondo line these days. It's abundantly clear Rondo won't match his fantasy output from his Boston days and he's surprisingly not even a must-own player considering how many players picked up value today. For what it's worth, he hasn't even been in the top 200 for standard leagues on per-game value since he arrived in Dallas.
Feb 19 - 10:52 PM

Updating a previous report, Rajon Rondo (face) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he is expected to return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Thunder.

Rondo's return to the lineup will send J.J. Barea back to the bench, and hurt the value of Devin Harris. Rondo is averaging 9.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.5 assists on 40.4 percent shooting through 21 games with the Mavericks this season. It's unclear if he'll have any sort of minutes restriction upon his return, but with a favorable matchup against the Thunder (and only two games on the schedule for Thursday), he can be viewed as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Feb 17 - 6:36 PM

Mavs' owners Mark Cuban said he believes that Rajon Rondo (face) is only "a couple days off" from making a return to the court.

"He's coming along great," Cuban said of Rondo. "Because of the time off, his endurance isn't going to be there. But I don't think he's more than a couple of days off." He went on to say that Rondo has spent the time off working on his shot, and that "no one wants to be able to knock down 3-pointers more than he does." While Rondo is unlikely to suddenly become a threat from 3-point range (career 26.2 percent from beyond the arc), it sounds like he'll be able to make a return to the court shortly after the All-Star break. His return will hurt the value of J.J. Barea and Devin Harris.
Feb 17 - 6:22 PM

Rajon Rondo (face) used his celebrated Connect 4 skills to beat his head coach Rick Carlisle on Wednesday.

After losing to Rondo, Carlisle said, "He got all excited afterward. I told him to learn how to make a shot." Incredible (and true) jokes aside, Rondo is still without a timetable for his return and will be sidelined through at least the All-Star break. Monta Ellis and J.J. Barea will continue to see the biggest value boost while Rondo is out, while Devin Harris deserves a look in deeper leagues.
Feb 12 - 9:36 AM

Rajon Rondo (face) was seen doing some light shooting at the Mavericks' practice on Tuesday.

Rondo remains sidelined through the All-Star break, and there is still no known timetable for his return. We will continue to track his progress closely in the coming week, so make sure to check back for updates. Monta Ellis (hip) will continue to carry most of the responsibility on offense in Rondo's absence, while J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will continue playing big minutes as well.
Feb 11 - 12:23 PM

Rajon Rondo (face) will miss at least the next three games.

He's out through the All-Star break with an orbital fracture to his left eye and a nasal fracture. There is no timetable to return for Rondo and the team has yet to announce if he's going to have surgery. While he's out, J.J. Barea will continue to start. In his last three games as the starter, Barea averaged 11.7 points, 3.7 boards, 6.0 assists and 1.0 treys on 38.9 percent from the field. He's not a must-add player, but he should have some decent value in the next week. Devin Harris will also likely see minutes in the 20s.
Feb 6 - 4:19 PM

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said the team is looking to sign a player to a 10-day contract to fill in for Rajon Rondo (face).

With Rondo out indefinitely, the Mavs are scrambling for healthy bodies. The team has yet to decide on whether or not Rondo will need facial surgery, but Devin Harris, J.J. Barea, and Raymond Felton will all pick up minutes in his stead with Barea and Harris getting the biggest boost in fantasy value.

Updating a previous item, the Mavs have yet to decide on whether or not Rajon Rondo will need facial surgery.

It still sounds like Rondo is going to have the surgery, but he'll have a doctor appointment on Thursday to confirm the treatment options. With Rondo out, Devin Harris, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will pick up some minutes. Rondo owners shouldn't expect him to return before the All-Star break.
Feb 4 - 10:34 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