Rajon Rondo is seen as a player that is a bad fit with the triangle offense. However, with the New York Knicks hiring of Jeff Hornacek as their next head coach, there is now a bigger possibility, according to the latest NBA rumors that the Knicks may go aggressively at the veteran point guard in 2016 free agency.
Rondo had an all-star quality season with the Sacramento Kings averaging 11.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 11.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Rondo’s assist per game in the regular season is the best in the league.
“The latest scuttlebutt is that the Kings are prepared to cut bait with Rajon Rondo if the bidding for him gets beyond a certain threshold that is lower than we might imagine, given the Kings’ recent transaction history,” Zach Lowe of ESPN wrote earlier this week about the latest NBA rumors out of Sacramento.
One of the teams that might be interested with Rondo in the 2016 free agency are the Knicks, who are still looking for starting quality point guard and the former Celtics playmaker fits the bill.
Hornacek also ran a fast-paced offensive system with the Phoenix Suns and the same system could fit with the Knicks with a core of Kristaps Porzingis, Carmelo Anthony, Robin Lopez and possibly, Rondo if they get him this summer.
Hornacek’s time with the Suns saw him successfully handle guards like Erick Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Isaiah Thomas and Goran Dragic before he was fired by the team. If the Knicks get Rajon Rondo, according to the recent NBA rumors, Hornacek might just have found a point guard to run his system in New York.