Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
The Bulls waived Rondo at the end of June to save about $10 million of the $13 million he would have earned next season. The Lakers and Clippers have also been linked to Rondo, who played at Oak Hill (VA) Academy, as did Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.
Rondo, 31, averaged 7.8 points, 6.7 assists, and 5.1 rebounds in 69 regular season games in 2016-17. He fractured his thumb during Game 2 of the Bulls’ first round playoff series loss to the Celtics.
The Knicks are looking for an experienced guard to mentor Frank Ntilikina.
Free agent Derrick Rose met with the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday and is slated to meet with the Clippers.
“He’s the youngest MVP of the NBA history, I can learn from [Rose],” Ntilikina told the New York Daily News. “It would be good. He’s done a lot of things in his career. For sure it would be good. I’m not controlling what management is doing. I trust the management and the coaching staff to do what’s best for the team.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.