After the Boston Celtics agreed to trade both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets, the inevitable roster blowup was underway. That lead New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony to assume they too would be able to capitalize off the fire-sale as Marc Berman reports Melo thought the Knicks would be in on trading for Rajon Rondo.
Per the New York Post:
Anthony told friends after the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade to the Nets, he figured the Knicks would make a play for point guard for Rajon Rondo. Anthony believes Rondo would be the perfect piece and would be super motivated in New York to attempt to knock off Garnett and Pierce.
I guess Melo dreams big.
Rondo of course, unlike Pierce or Garnett, isn’t nearing retirement nor does he have a contractual buyout situation looming over his head. Add in the fact that the Knicks really wouldn’t have the parts for such a deal and even had the Knicks made attempts (which they could have), a deal being reached seems all but impossible.