After the mounting tension between Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and somewhat-newly acquired Rajon Rondo reached it’s peak, it appears as if the two have figured out their problems.
Or at least that’s what they’re saying.
Following the Mavs’ 129-99 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, Carlisle praised the point guard for his decision making and the way he ran the offense.
“He’s really developed a good sense for our team — when to just push it, when to get into something,” Carlisle said. “He really understands the guys that he’s playing with.”
Rondo added to the love fest as well.
“The trust is becoming more and more better between Coach and I,” Rondo said. “It’s tough to give a guy the keys to the car when he first gets there.”
Now, does this solve all the problems for the Mavericks? Probably not. It’s one game, and it’s easy to get along after a win. The Mavericks offense still isn’t where it was pre-Rondo, and Dallas is getting close to running out of time to figure it out before the playoffs start.
The Mavericks are currently the No. 6 seed in the West, a half-game behind the Clippers for the No. 5 seed and a half-game ahead of the Spurs for the No. 7 seed.