Could Rajon Rondo still be of use to the Mavericks?

BY foxsports • June 16, 2015

It seems abundantly clear that Rajon Rondo will not be signing with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason. 

After a disastrous tenure with the Mavericks that included multiple scuffles with head coach Rick Carlisle and a mysterious leave of absence during the postseason with a back injury, Rondo will enter free agency this offseason and not look back.

That doesn't mean that the Mavericks won't be able to still use Rondo to their advantage, however.

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But the Mavs still could have business to do with Rondo. It could benefit them to have Rondo officially leave Dallas via a sign-and-trade deal, as is the case with shooting guard Monta Ellis and others.  


That’s one reason the Mavs were willing to go along with the silly story that Rondo left the team due to a back injury after his give-up Game 2 outing. (They also wanted to be able to do future business with agent Bill Duffy, whose list of clients includes free-agent shooting guard Danny Green.) 

(h/t ESPN

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