New York Knicks Looking To Let Raymond Felton Go; Could Rajon Rondo Join?
After a disappointing season that saw New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton come into the season out of shape, averaged a career low in multiple categories, got arrested, and looking at a divorce, it looks like he may get a fresh start…with a new team.
According to Adam Zagoria of TheKnicksBlog, Knicks President Phil Jackson told Felton that he should expect not to be on the team next season.
Knicks President Phil Jackson told point guard Raymond Felton during exit meetings last month that he will be traded during the offseason, a league source told SNY.tv.
Could this mean the beginning of the Rajon Rondo era in New York City? Maybe not. But with an expiring contract, and a motivated person like Jackson leading the Knicks anything could happen.
As Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald says,
But what we’ve been hearing for a while and in more concerted tones here is that Rajon Rondo may be more available now than ever before. The Celts’ president of basketball operations, as well, dismissed talk of Rondo’s obtainability.
“That’s all speculation,” Ainge said. “Those aren’t facts. People don’t know that, so it’s just people speculating on Rondo’s free agency next summer. That’s all that you’re hearing. You’re not hearing any facts from anybody. Those conversations haven’t even been discussed, so that’s just speculation.”
That statement doesn’t surprise me, as they wouldn’t show their hands. But, it could very well happen as they try to build a winner and bring back Carmelo Anthony.
Should be a fun off-season.