Rajon Rondo’s High School Coach Says Carmelo Anthony Recruiting Him to the Knicks

by December 06, 2013

Maybe there is something to the rumor that New York has been trying to trade for Rajon Rondo. According to the Boston Celtics point guard’s old high school coach, Steve Smith, Carmelo Anthony has been selling the idea of playing for the Knicks to Rondo. Per USA Today: “When did you know he’d be, not just a pro, but an NBA All-Star? SS: ‘At the time that he was here I’d had about five guards that had gone on to the NBA and I thought he was better than all of them. That’s saying a lot because they were great players too. I thought he had a chance be a great player, but I didn’t know he was gonna lead the Celtics to a title so soon. But he always had everything to be a special player.’ Are you confident that he’ll be just as good, if not better, coming off of the ACL tear? SS: ‘No, I think he should be fine. He took a long time off and he’s rehabbed the right way. Whether he stays in Boston or not who knows. I know, talking to Melo (Carmelo Anthony), he’s recruiting Rajon to come to New York. Melo thinks he’ll come too. You never know about that stuff though. I think either way, Rajon will be fine.'”