COMMENTARY | While the Boston Celtics have been pleasantly competitive so far this season, the team is still awaiting the return of star point guard Rajon Rondo. Jordan Crawford has done well filling in as the team's primary ball handler, but there's no doubt Brad Stevens will be very happy to have Rondo running the point.
Meanwhile, things aren't looking up for the New York Knicks. They're a complete mess in almost every aspect, and there has been plenty of speculation about whether or not Mike Woodson will lose his job. The dysfunction starts at the top with ownership, and runs all the way down to a poorly put together roster that isn't managed well.
Rajon Rondo trade rumors are seemingly always flying around. There were reports about the Knicks trying to make a deal for him earlier in the year, despite the fact that the Knicks have very little to offer. New York loves to trade away their draft picks, and the only young players that are somewhat attractive in a deal are Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr.
Still, the Knicks aren't giving up hope. According to ESPN, they still believe they could land Rondo if he demands a trade out of Boston. This is exactly how the Knicks acquired Carmelo Anthony after he forced his way out of Denver.
Are the Knicks delusional?
There are no indications that Rondo wants to get out of Boston. He has yet to play with Brad Stevens, so let's wait to see how he meshes with this roster before jumping to conclusions.
Even if Rondo does demand a trade, what makes New York an attractive landing spot? The team is an absolute disaster, and they don't appear to be serious contenders any time soon. Additionally, they have very little to offer Boston in return for one of the league's best point guards.
I wouldn't hold my breath for Rondo to force his way to New York, and the Knicks shouldn't either.
Mark lives in the Boston area and has been covering New England sports for various blogs over the past 4 years. He has been featured on Fox Sports Yardbarker, Fox Sports, and Sports Illustrated "Hot Clicks", and has been published on Celtics 24/7, Bleacher Report, and Sports-Kings.
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