You gotta love the complete lack of self awareness in the New York Knicks. It is the gift that keeps on giving. Apparently the world is shaped around making them better. After all, LeBron James was destined to go there for years ...until he didn't. Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony were going to be there together, until one of them didn't show up.
So it shouldn't surprise anyone that the current Knick wish list starts with another elite point guard that happens to be rehabbing in Boston.
According to league sources, the Knicks' first prong is to try to attract the Celtics' Rajon Rondo. This idea has been tossed around in various forms for a while now, it's not shocking. But the way the Knicks are hoping to get Rondo is a little unusual. It's not in free agency in 2015 but later this season or next summer when he comes back from a torn ACL. The Knicks are hoping Rondo will be interested in making a maneuver similar to what Anthony did back in 2011 and eventually try to force a trade to the Knicks, sources said.
Basically they are hoping that Rondo pulls a Melo and forces his way out of town. Melo was able to use the leverage he had in his own situation to have a lot of say in where he ended up. In short, he was able to force the Nuggets to deal him to the Knicks. In theory, if Rondo demanded a trade now and made it known that he wouldn't sign an extension for any team that wanted to trade for him other than the Knicks, then he (in theory) could pull off much of the same plan as Melo did.
Of course Rondo is not Carmelo and Boston is not Denver. Rajon can see first hand the development and progress being made in Boston. The blueprint is solid and the people in charge are proven winners (from ownership down to the head coach). Meanwhile, in New York... yeah, not so much.
Basically, if Rajon picks that route, then all my impressions of him have been wrong all along and my opinion of him will change forever. With that said, I don't believe he's on board with such a plan and this seems like just another delusional plan by the Knicks to sell to their fans to cover up the fact that they don't really have a long term plan.