Carmelo Anthony is already looking ahead to this summer’s free agency pitches, though it appears the New York Knicks will have hard time selling themselves.
Melo, who wouldn’t dream of tampering, says that Rajon Rondo would be the ideal point guard for the Knicks’ and their offensive attack.
The 30-year-old floor leader has enjoyed a bounce-back season and currently leads the NBA in assists per night.
Per the NY Daily News:
“I think Rondo — just me personally, I don’t want to be tampering — but I’ve heard he said he wouldn’t thrive in a system like this,” Anthony said. “I think he’d be perfect in a system like this.”
Anthony then refuted the idea that the triangle isn’t a system for ball-dominant point guards, or averse to those like Rondo who aren’t good shooters but create through penetration. […] “It is a misconception about that. Some of the keys of our offense is penetration, getting in the paint,” Anthony said. “Pushing the pace, transition. Creating in the paint for bigs, for yourself, everybody else. I think a point guard would love that. Especially a point guard who can penetrate, create for yourself, create for others. I think it’s a perfect opportunity for him. Put me at the head of the (meeting) table,” Anthony said. “And let’s go to work.”
Earlier this season, Anthony said that he successfully convinced Rondo to join the Knicks a couple of seasons ago, but the point guard was under contract with the Celtics. […] “I’ve talked to him kind of behind the scenes, kind of doing what I do best. Tried to get him to think about playing in New York,” Anthony said. “There was a time where he wanted to come. It’s out of my hands at that point.”