The Rajon Rondo-Dallas Mavericks marriage has gone about as smoothly as Rondo’s relationships everywhere else he’s been.
Not very smoothly.
On the court, the Mavericks have been worse offensively since Rondo’s arrival. Tonight at home against the Raptors may have been the breaking point.
After Rondo ignored head coach Rick Carlisle’s screams from the sidelines, a frustrated Carlisle was forced to call timeout. Here are a few recollections, starting with the original incident itself.
Rondo ignores Rick…forces Carlisle to call timeout. pic.twitter.com/7kknyxeMpk
— Kenny Bybee (@KennyBybee) February 25, 2015
And then on the way back to the bench:
After that, Rondo was benched:
Not surprisingly, Rondo out of the game after that exchange with Carlisle.
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) February 25, 2015
Was this a problem from the start?
I can't help but remember the whispers that Rick Carlisle may not have been totally convinced about Rondo when the trade happened.
— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) February 25, 2015
Stay tuned for the press conference that surely reveals nothing.