New York Knicks Looking To Trade For Rajon Rondo
The New York Knicks are struggling. The injury to Tyson Chandler hurts their defense (as bad as it was before) and leaves them in panic mode early in the 2013-14 NBA season.
Rumors of acquiring Denver Nuggets big man Kenneth Faried began to over sports radio and blogs in New York City before reports came out confirming that the Nuggets won’t be moving the New Jersey native.
Now, it seems as if the Knicks are trying to make a move for injured Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.
Reports coming out of the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola say that Iman Shumpert (who was offered for Faried), Amar’e Stoudemire (who has looked like his career is coming to an end, and is owed tons of money in the next year), and starting point guard Raymond Felton are the players that are being offered to the Celtics.
“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 [have] 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. When Isiah Thomas was in charge of the Knicks he tried for months to acquire Kevin Garnett from Minnesota only to have then Timberwolves GM Kevin McHale trade Garnett to Ainge, McHale’s former Celtics teammate.”
The Celtics traded away Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets this past off-season to rebuild the team with cap space and youthful players. Rondo is the best player currently on the team.
Meanwhile it is being reported that Shumpert had secret knee surgery during the summer, which could hurt his stock as the team looks for someone to take on the Knicks shooting guard. The Knicks never reported the surgery to teams or the media.
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