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Kings’ Rajon Rondo: I want Mavs to miss playoffs

Ex-Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo wants his former team to miss the playoffs.
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Ex-Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo wants his former team to miss the playoffs, reports ESPN.

“Yeah, I want them to get their plane ticket as soon as we get ours,” Rondo, now a member of the Sacramento Kings, said Sunday. “So any time we can help, that’s what I try to get these guys [his teammates] to focus on.”

Rondo and the Kings defeated the Mavericks 133–111 Sunday, handing Dallas its third straight loss and 10th defeat in 12 games. The Mavericks are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference, while the Kings sit in the 11th spot.

“If we’re not going to make the playoffs then let’s help some of these guys go home with us,” said Rondo, who played for Dallas last season, before signing with the Kings in July.

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