The Knicks have a lot of moves they’d like to make this offseason, and it looks like one of the big splashes they want to make is with Rajon Rondo.
Rajon Rondo is one of the top free agent point guards in the NBA this offseason, and it looks like there’s serious interest for him to land on another Eastern Conference team this offseason.
After spending a year with the Chicago Bulls, Rondo was waived from the team a few weeks ago. A few days after his release, rumors started to spread about the New York Knicks wanting to pursue Rondo in free agency, with Derrick Rose seemingly on the way out of New York this offseason.
With the team in need of a point guard, and many of the big names that the team could’ve signed now off the market, Rondo remains one of the best options out there to land with the Knicks. Now, it looks like there may be some interest on both ends for Rondo to sign with the team soon.
According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, there’s mutual interest on a deal between the two parties, with the Knicks interested in bringing Rondo onto their roster for his leadership and mentor abilities. The team doesn’t have a ton of cap space at the moment, especially after spending a ton of money on Tim Hardaway Jr. earlier in the week, and may have to do some maneuvering to make it work financially.
The team is still looking to move Carmelo Anthony this offseason, and the Houston Rockets have emerged as a team looking to snag the NBA All-Star forward this summer. If that deal were to happen, the money would seemingly be there for the Knicks to spend on a Rondo contract.