Rose isn’t the only superstar not scheduled to make a trip to Dallas. Dwight Howard’s Orlando Magic also won’t visit the Mavs. (It is possible Howard, the epicenter of the NBA’s trade rumor mill, could play in the American Airlines Center for another team.)
The schedule-maker didn’t do the Mavs any favors with the cities they’ll miss. They’ll still make stops in all the East’s playoff venues from last season with the exception of Conseco Fieldhouse, home of the eighth-seeded Indiana Pacers. The Mavs also won’t go to Milwaukee, Charlotte, New Jersey, Washington and Toronto.