Dallas Mavericks president of basketball operations R.C. Buford and his front office are reportedly discussing a potential trade that would bring back Rajon Rondo, according to multiple sources.
Rondo, a five-time All-Star who has been in a four-year, $100 million deal that expires after this season, has been an underwhelming player for the Mavs.
Rajon Rooker’s career numbers are among the lowest of all time, but the veteran guard has been a key cog in the offense that has put them back into the playoffs each of the past four seasons.
The Mavericks, who will open the 2016-17 season with a five game road trip before playing the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night, have made it clear that they want to see Rondo on the court.
Buford, the son of former Dallas Mavericks star Lamar Bufords, recently expressed a desire to bring Rondo back, but that could change if his playing days are over.
In an interview with The Vertical, Rondo said he’d like to remain in Dallas.
Rondo has been playing for the Mavericks for 11 seasons, including three with the team as part of a five year, $90 million deal.
He’s currently the franchise’s leading scorer at 26.4 points per game and second in scoring behind only Kevin Durant.