A report by ESPN is saying the Knicks are trying to force a trade with the Boston Celtics to acquire Rajon Rondo. They want to make it happen ahead of his scheduled free agency at the end of next season. The Knicks need something, anything to give a jolt to the team, but who knows when Rondo will be ready to take the court. Hit the jump for the details.
According to league sources, the Knicks’ first prong is to try to attract the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo. This idea has been tossed around in various forms for a while now, it’s not shocking. But the way the Knicks are hoping to get Rondo is a little unusual.
It’s not in free agency in 2015 but later this season or next summer when he comes back from a torn ACL. The Knicks are hoping Rondo will be interested in making a maneuver similar to what Anthony did back in 2011 and eventually try to force a trade to the Knicks, sources said.
That report makes the Knicks sound a little sketchy as if they are trying to communicate to Rondo directly behind the scenes. That is a big no-no in the NBA and could cost them. The Knicks have been involved in so many “almost” trades this season that at this point until something happens its just rumor to me.