|Posted by Morena on December 8, 2013 at 8:30 AM|
An interesting report came out this week: a source said that Melo is trying to recruit Rondo to play for the Knicks.
And it's not some unknow person to say that, but it's Steve Smith, who coached them both at Oak Hill Accademy.
"Whether he stays in Boston or not who knows. I know, talking to Melo, he's recruiting Rajon to come to New York," Smith said in the interview. "Melo thinks he'll come too. You never know about that stuff though. I think either way, Rajon will be fine."
Steve Smith had some interesting things to say about Rondo in the past, and he appreciate the guy. I don't think he's lying, no need to.
If this was just a lie, he could have just shut up.
When asket about this interview, Melo didn't confirm and he just replied:
"C'mon, man. In my book, that's tampering,"
The players in fact, are not allowed to recruit other players that are under contract with another team.
Melo is probably doing nothing illegal, maybe he just talked to Smith telling him how much he would like to play with Rondo. Many players in the league had positive word for Rondo when asked about it, and Melo is just one of those who would appreciate to play with him. Then again, who wouldn't? A guy that can make everyone around him better is good for everybody.
Asked about this situation, Rondo briefly commented:
“Well, (Smith) must know something that I don’t know,” Rondo said with one of the season’s great non sequiturs."
I'm pretty sure that even if the knew something about it, he wouldn't have said anything different
I don't see Rondo playing for the Knicks. Honestly, I don't see Rondo going nowhere unless the Celtics decide to trade him, but our path seems far from this possibility, as for the first time, it seems like they're building around him.