NBA Trade Rumor: Knicks also covet Rajon Rondo, offered garbage package for him

Elsa

They offered WHAT? HAAAAhahahahahahahahahah.

I don't even know where to begin with this one.

Knicks guard Iman Shumpert had secret knee surgery over the summer - NY Daily News

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 has 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.

Gee, ya think?

A quick trip to the Trade Machine reveals that the salaries on that garbage package don't even add up, so the "complicated deal" would have to also involve more salaries headed to New York.  I'd imagine that we'd prefer Gerald Wallace and say, Brandon Bass to be involved.  That would at least save us some long term salary.  And hey, we'd be sure to be in the tank with Amare playing 5 minutes a game before his inevitable career ending injury.

Whatever.  Enough with that New York dream.

Frank Isola decides to toss out a few more names on teams that aren't even the Knicks.

A similar scenario could unfold in the coming weeks and months with the Rockets amenable to trading unhappy back-up center Omer Asik. Houston could enhance its championship credentials by adding Rondo to a lineup that includes Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons. In return, the Celtics may have interest in both the 7-foot Asik and Jeremy Lin, the point guard and Harvard graduate. McHale is now Houston's head coach and Rockets GM Daryl Morey started his career in the Celtics front office.

That one is at least more interesting.  But still, no.  Not worth it.

Update:

Celtics Insider | Boston Herald

"I haven’t talked to any teams about Rajon Rondo," Celts' president of basketball operation Danny Ainge told the Herald this morning. He has, however, fielded a number of calls wanting to now if the rumors are true. "It's frustrating," Ainge said.

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