The New York Knicks have spoken with free agent point guard Rajon Rondo, league sources told Basketball Insiders.
New York is looking to add a point guard in free agency, and several candidates have surfaced including Rondo, Shelvin Mack and a possible return for Derrick Rose. The Knicks also have interest in guard Dion Waiters.
Rondo, 31, led the Chicago Bulls to a 2-0 series lead against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs before fracturing his right thumb. Rondo averaged 11.5 points, 10.0 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals during that span.
The Los Angeles Lakers also have interest in signing Rondo and Waiters. Los Angeles is targeting short-term deals with the goal of preserving cap space for the summer of 2018. LeBron James and Paul George both have player options and can hit the free agent market in the summer of 2018.
The Knicks and Lakers view Rondo as a point guard who can play immediately and serve as a veteran mentor to their two rookie point guards.
The Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball No. 2 overall and the Knicks drafted Frank Ntilikina No. 8 overall.
Rondo, a four-time All-Star, has averaged 10.7 points, 8.5 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game over the course of his 11-year career.
New York Knicks have spoken with free agent point guard Rajon Rondo, league sources told Basketball Insiders.
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Brandon Jennings to play Next Season in China
Guard Brandon Jennings, who spent last season playing for the Knicks and Wizards, tells ESPN’s Marc Spears that he has accepted a one-year, $1.5 million deal to play for China Shanxi.
Source: Marc Spears of ESPN
Sources: Knicks Agree to Deal with Ramon Sessions
Free agent guard Ramon Sessions is finalizing a one-year deal with the New York Knicks, league sources tell The Vertical.
Sessions, Knicks have agreed on a one-year, $2.3M minimum deal.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Sources: Warriors Re-Sign Center JaVale McGee
The Golden State Warriors are re-signing center JaVale McGee to a one-year contract, sources told ESPN.
The deal is for the veteran’s minimum, the sources said. Golden State now has 15 guaranteed contracts, making their roster complete.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN