Knicks Trying to Convince Rondo to Force a Trade to NY
I’m not sure what the hell the Knicks are thinking, but it’s great for my business.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Knicks have a foolproof plan to land Rajon Rondo before he hits free agency in 2015, and it involves Rondo forcing his own way out of Boston.
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.
The Celtics have made it clear from the beginning that they have no interest in trading Rajon Rondo anywhere. According to reports, the Knicks don’t care, and hope that the method that delivered them Carmelo Anthony will now deliver them Rondo.
“They’re one confident bunch,” a league executive said this week. “To listen to them, they expect to have Carmelo re-signed and have another star with him in another year. They’re so sure about it you’d think they already know what will happen.”
the Knicks fully believe they will get one or two of the following in free agency in 2015 when they expect to have large salary-cap space: Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, Roy Hibbert, Marc Gasol, Tony Parker or Rondo when his contract is up.