The Dallas Mavericks are out of the postseason, but the Rajon Rondo drama is still very far from being over.
After a tumultuous end to their season, the Dallas Mavericks can finally breathe after the Rajon Rondo drama that engulfed their postseason has subsided — or has it?
When Rondo came to the Mavericks this season, he was viewed as a missing piece for a title contender but the gamble was there for Mark Cuban. The man who usually wins with his business decisions lost badly in his trade for Rondo and he’s refusing to fully pay for it.
According to Eddie Seiko from the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Mavericks didn’t pay Rajon Rondo his playoff bonus which seemingly compounds the issues that the two sides have had with one another.
The Celtics trading Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks this season was a big deal, but it has all turned out to be useless. Boston is out of the postseason, Dallas is out of the postseason and neither will have Rondo on their roster next season.
Rondo has expressed a desire to play for the Lakers in the past, and there has always been a connection to the New York Knicks as well. But Rondo has flamed out bad with the two teams so far and he’s quickly soiling a reputation we forgot he had.
The Mavericks not paying Rajon Rondo is the last they’ll have to deal with him, and it’s an instance where no one is going to go against the line of thinking of Mark Cuban. That’s how bad the Rondo situation has gotten, and it’s going to be a reputation only Rondo can clear up.