Rajon Rondo’s time in Dallas could not possibly have gone any worse than it did. When he was in Boston, both former coaches and teammates have spoke out about how difficult Rondo can be, and the Mavs found that out first hand.
After his benching early in the series vs. Houston, the team cited a mysterious back injury for the reason of his banishment. In fact, it’s so bad that the team did not provide Rondo with a playoff share.
The Dallas Mavericks conducted exit interviews on Wednesday and while many players said they chalked up the Rajon Rondo trade to a gamble that just didn’t work, their actions spoke louder.
According to multiple sources, Rondo did not receive a playoff share as the Mavericks divided up $208,940, their portion as a team that competed in the first round, but did not advance.
Rondo left the team after Game 2, ostensibly with a back injury. He did not stay around to support his teammates.
We’re not talking about a big chunk of money, by NBA standards. Assuming the other 14 Maverick players got full playoff shares, their take per person was $14,924.
H/T: Dallas Morning News