Because who doesn’t, right?
I mean, when healthy, Rajon Rondo is in the conversation for the best pure point guard in the league. The only question, apart from his inconsistent jump shot, is his “character”. Which, even at times, was a little much for Doc Rivers to handle.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported on Sunday night that the New York Knicks number one trading target at the moment happens to be that very Rondo.
Of course, the Knicks primary target is Rondo, Boston’s All Star point guard who is currently recovering from knee surgery. The Knicks have been trying to trade Shumpert, Raymond Felton and Amar’e Stoudemire in a complicated deal for Rondo but the rebuilding Celtics has yet to show much interest.
Unless the Celtics are blown away with an offer it’s hard to imagine Celtics GM Danny Ainge trading his best player, Rondo, to the rival Knicks.
Not sure the Knicks have anyone on the roster that would “blow” the Celtics away, though.
Plus, New York doesn’t even have a tradable first round pick until 2018.
I know it makes for a really good story, but there’s literally no way for the Knicks to get their hands on Rondo without a third team, and I’m not sure why another team would want to help them at this point.