CAP CANA, Dominican Republic -- Count the Mavericks' J.J. Barea as among those who doesn't think the Celtics should trade Rajon Rondo.
"I think he is the Celtics right now," Barea, the ex-Northeastern star, said to a group of reporters that included SportsNet Central's Jessica Moran. "He controls the defensive end, he controls the offense completely. His hands have the ball all the time . . . I think . . . they need to stay with him."
Barea -- here for David Ortiz' charity golf tournament -- thinks the Celtics could win without him, though "they better trade for another good point guard like him. But it will be a lot harder without him."
And as for Barea returning to Boston to play for the Celts . . .
"I had a great four years in school there at Northeastern. You never know what could happen. But I want to go back to Dallas."
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has backed down from his threat to sue the NFL over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, is adamant about his fellow owners discussing it at a Dec. 13 meeting, according to Pro Football Talk.
Here's more from Charean Williams of NBCSports.com's Pro Football Talk.
Tom Brady was back at practice Thanksgiving morning despite an Achilles' injury that kept him out of Wednesday session.
TB12 was also playing hurt in the kitchen later Thursday as he posted a photo of him preparing Thanksgiving biscuits for his holiday feast.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I wanted to say how much I love and appreciate you all for the support you have given me....Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, also took to social media to post photos of the biscuit master and family jumping for joy to celebrate Turkey Day. Tom's rocking the Uggs of course, but watch that sore Achilles'!