Rajon Rondo and Mike Conley, the top two point guards in the 2016 free agent market, is not too interested in signing with the New York Knicks when they hit free agency after the current season.
Rondo, who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings and playing at an All-Star level, said that the biggest factor in his free agency decision is his fit with the offensive system of his next squad.
“Coach, personnel and the biggest thing for me is the style of play. The triangle is not really a good look for me, I don’t think,” Rondo shared to the New York Post.
Meanwhile, Conley, who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, said that he has not considered a decision yet but said he’s open to anything.
“Everything will be on the table when the time comes. I haven’t committed to anything,” Conley said to Ian Begley of ESPN.com.
However, Conley’s teammate Zach Randolph, who is a former Knick, speculated jokingly that his teammate will not sign in New York during the summer. Conley is expected to re-sign with the Grizzlies in the 2016 offseason.
“Mike Conley’s not coming here, man,” Randolph said in the same report.
Both Rondo and Conley are expected to net huge deals in the offseason and both players could land maximum contracts during the summer. Aside from the Knicks, other teams that need a starting point guard in the offseason are the Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz.
This season, Rondo averages 11.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 11.7 assists and 1.8 steals while Conley averages 14.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
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