The Knicks reached out to Rajon Rondo but have yet to schedule a meeting with the former All-Star, a source told the Daily News.
Rondo is part of a dwindling group of free agent point guards, and arguably the most accomplished. But at 31 years old, he’s long removed from his heyday in Boston.
Last season, he averaged 7.8 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Bulls. Before becoming a free agent last year, Rondo said he didn’t fit in the triangle, prompting a biting response from then-coach Derek Fisher. But now Phil Jackson is gone and his triangle is de-emphasized.
The biggest knocks on Rondo are twofold: he can’t shoot, and he can be a malcontent (ask the Mavericks). However, he’s still one of the better playmakers in the game.
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The Knicks are looking for a point guard who can serve as a bridge to 18-year-old Frank Ntilikina. All of the top free agents have fallen off the board, including Jeff Teague, George Hill and Jrue Holiday.
The Knicks have also been linked to Shelvin Mack and Dion Waiters, although the latter agreed to sign with the Heat on Wednesday, according to ESPN.
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