|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM|
The Knicks are stuck in a glass of emotions right now. They can't get out of their funk, and I think it's beyond blaming the loss of Tyson Chandler. They have a 9-19 record, and with the way the roster is built I just don't see them improving. In a last dash move to save Melo. The Knicks look to Rondo to save their franchise.
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 consistently denied they want to trade Rondo. But once this trade deadline passes, and it isn’t clear if he will even play before February, Rondo will have only one guaranteed season left on his contract. Like with Anthony when he applied pressure to the Denver Nuggets by threatening to leave in free agency, the Knicks wonder if Rondo will be able to have a say in where he might be traded if the Celtics end up fearful he’ll leave in free agency.
You got to love everyone wanting Rondo, sadly for them he's not for sale. Rondo's return is a month or so away according to him, so the Knicks may give up on the Rondo dream. The Knicks have nothing to offer, unless Danny Ainge wants to set a record for most 1st round picks in the next 5 years.