The monthly "no seriously the Celtics are gonna trade Rajon Rondo this time" rumors are sizzling again, with the Mavericks now appearing the strongest contender to make a deal for Rondo. But, for our purposes, here's Marc Stein pass along that the Knicks have made that call as well:
Celtics ARE talking to other teams -- most notably Knicks and Kings -- but sources say most serious Rondo talks to date are with Mavericks— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 18, 2014
This is the full story. I dunno. Everybody calls everybody, and this smells like someone leaking the Knicks' involvement to build leverage for someone else, because that's what the Knicks are here for.
I think this is a thing to ignore, but while it's out there, here is just about the only way New York could balance a deal for Rondo:
Boom. It's like it was made to happen. Get 'er done.
Lakers and Knicks declined to be part of three-way deals that could've sent Rondo elsewhere, league sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 18, 2014