11 Players who turned their back on the Dallas Mavericks

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5. Rajon Rondo

One of the Dallas Mavericks' biggest trades of the last 10 years was when they traded for Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics.

Dallas was already having a great season, and they traded for Rondo to solidify their point guard spot and to help them make a deep playoff push. Despite the sky-high expectations that seemingly everyone had when the team traded for Rondo, his time in Dallas was an absolute disaster.

During his time as a Maverick, Rondo averaged 9.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from downtown. His stats don't look bad, but everything behind the scenes was awful. He also got into arguments multiple times with head coach Rick Carlisle and didn't fit well into the offense.

During the 2015 NBA Playoffs, Rondo quit on his team during game two against the Houston Rockets, and didn't play for the remainder of the playoffs due to a "back injury." It seems like the real reason Rondo wasn't playing was due to the friction between him and Carlisle combined with his poor play, but he insists that his back was injured.

Rondo clearly didn't want to be on the Mavs at the end of his tenure, and he was arguably one of the biggest disappointments in Mavs history.