The Boston Celtics have all but suggested they don’t plan to trade their point guard, even reportedly offering him a contract extension. Regardless, the Knicks still have dreams of obtaining the former Kentucky Wildcat and according to Lang Greene of Basketball Insiders, are the team with the ‘strongest interest’ in obtaining Rondo before February’s trade deadline.
According to the source, the New York Knicks have been the team with the strongest interest in potentially acquiring Rondo from the Celtics as the deadline nears. The Knicks’ interest should come as no surprise as the team has endured their own struggles at point guard with the trio of Raymond Felton, Beno Udrih and Pablo Prigioni underachieving. However, the Celtics have no interest in the Knicks’ current assets at the moment.
There’s simply nothing the Knicks have that will entice the Celtics in their current form to trade Rondo, so any potential deal would likely need a third team.
Strong interest or not, a deal between the two sides appears unlikely.