Tag: Dallas Mavericks

Rajon Rondo, Alex Len, Goran Dragic

Report: Lakers will prioritize Rajon Rondo over Goran Dragic in free agency


With upwards of $30 million in likely cap space this summer, the Lakers are going to make a hard push to bring in a star in free agency. As they always do. They made pitches to LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony last summer, and they’ll be in the mix for the big names this summer. As they always are.

From The Sporting News‘ Sean Deveney:

The Lakers are not in the market for a guy who can make the team better; they need a bona fide star, the kind of player they thought they were getting when they traded for Dwight Howard in 2012. The Howard deal flopped, though, and the Lakers have been rudderless since. It could be Bryant’s final season, and the franchise does not want to send him off with yet another rebuilding year, though that might be in the best long-term interest of the team. Assuming the Lakers stay in win-soon mode, it is a safe bet that they will go hard after the two top point guards on the market, with Bryant’s pal Rajon Rondo at the head of the list and Goran Dragic behind him.

It’s not news that Rondo and Dragic are going to be the Lakers’ primary targets this summer. That much as been clear for a while. What’s interesting is that Rondo is at the top of their list. Maybe that’s because of his relationship with Kobe, or maybe it’s because he’s more attainable. Rondo has been an awkward fit in Dallas so far, and it’s a lot more likely that he leaves the Mavericks than that Dragic leaves the Heat. But we’ll find out.

Rajon Rondo very cleverly steals jump ball against big man (video)

Dallas Mavericks v Oklahoma City Thunder

The 6-foot-1 Rajon Rondo forced a jump ball against 6-foot-10 Mitch McGary, a tough proposition for the Mavericks point guard.

So Rondo got clever, not jumping with McGary and instead peeling off to snag McGary’s tip.

How many Mavericks were in on this play?

Amar’e Stoudemire and Charlie Villanueva both lined up next to Enes Kanter, leaving Dion Waiters open. That all but assured the tip would go to Waiters, so Rondo knew where to go.

Dirk Nowitzki becomes seventh player ever to crack 28,000 points in career (VIDEO)

Dirk Nowitzki, Steven Adams

Dirk Nowitzki is the greatest European player ever to play in the NBA.

He is also the best shooting big man ever. One of the best shooters period ever in the league.

Only seven players have reached the 28,000 point plateau in their NBA careers, and now Nowitzki is one of them. He would be the first to point out that he did this in a 135-131 win for Dallas, and he would take the victory first.

Enjoy watching one of the all-time greats while you can people. Players like him do not come around very often.