Rajon Rondo doesn’t have to visit Dallas on Monday night. He doesn’t have to hear the boos and he doesn’t have to face the scorn of endless Mavericks fans who are wondering, why, exactly, their team likely gave up a first-round draft pick for 46 games and a misspent postseason for the current Sacramento Kings guard. Rondo, working in the safe confines of the former Arco Arena on Monday night versus the 10-7 Mavs, has it easy.
That doesn’t mean we all can’t ask ourselves, and the Mavericks, why any of this had to happen.
Tim McMahon discussed as much with Dallas coach Rick Carlisle prior to the Kings/Mavs showdown:
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"Listen, we all did everything we could to make it work. It was challenging," Carlisle told ESPN.com as the Mavs prepare for a reunion with Rondo in Monday's road game against the Sacramento Kings. "Going back in time, it's a deal we should have shied away from, for the sake of us and for the sake of him. It's a deal we