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article imageNBA Trade Rumors: Rajon Rondo to NY Knicks?

By Larry Seely     Sep 1, 2014 in Sports
New York - With just a few weeks until the start of the 2014-15 NBA season, Boston has received some bad news — it has been reported that All Star point guard Rajon Rondo has asked to be traded.
Rondo is considered as the key piece to the Celtics rebuilding process, but after an episode of ESPN's Around the Horn last week, reporter Jackie MacMullan told fellow journalists that Rondo wouldn't play for Boston after the upcoming basketball season.
The news sparked trade talks with the NY Knicks among the teams that would possibly have the most interest. New York did acquire Jose Calderon from Dallas this summer, but he doesn't have the star power of a Rondo and his age suggests it's just a short-term fix by new president Phil Jackson.
Trade rumors are nothing new for the 28-year-old as he's been mentioned in possible moves for the last two years, but with reports he now wants to leave, it could push General Manager Danny Ainge to make something happen now — or risk losing the talented point guard to free agency after next season and get nothing in return.
One problem for the Celtics in trying to deal the former first round pick from Kentucky is injury concerns. Rondo has played just 121 games over the last three NBA seasons and that could diminish what Boston could get in return.
Rondo has averaged over 11 points and eight assists per game in his career and has overcome shooting problems from his first couple seasons in the league. The former All Star has shined under the spotlight of big games and would give the Knicks the type of player they need to become a force in the Eastern Conference, especially now that Miami has lost LeBron James, opening the window for several teams to make a run at a spot in the Finals next June.
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