Since the trade the Mavericks’ offense has been average and their defense has also been average. That is unacceptable for a team that had championship aspirations and expectations. The Mavericks were on pace to have the best offense in league history. Rondo’s presence on the team has destroyed their offense and only barely improved their defense. According to CBS Sports, “Rondo is done in Dallas ‘as long as the coach is back”. Rondo or Carlisle. Rondo has given the Mavericks an ultimatum that is, quite frankly, VERY easy to choose. #LetRondoGo. As a Mavericks fan, at the beginning of the season I had high hopes. I pegged the Mavericks as dark horse title contenders. Now, I can’t wait for the season to end and look forward to next year and attempt to once again give Dirk the team he deserves in his twilight years.
-Brian Nguyen (LRHS)