The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are both considering trade offers to acquire Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, according to reports that have surfaced over the weekend. Frank Isola of the Daily News mentioned the Knicks’ interest in an article published Sunday, saying that Rondo is their primary target as they look to trade away shooting guard Iman Shumpert.
Isola also revealed that Shumpert underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee during the offseason. Shumpert, in his third NBA season, played only 45 games last year after suffering an ACL and meniscus tear in the 2012 playoffs, and is averaging 8.3 points and 5.2 rebounds so far in 2013-14. As part of the deal, the Knicks would offer point guard Raymond Felton and center Amar’e Stoudemire, who also had knee surgery over the summer. Felton, in his second season as New York’s starter, is logging 11.1 points and 5.2 assists, while Stoudemire, a six-time All-Star, has been plagued by injuries in recent years and played only 29 games in 2012-13. So far this season, he’s made just six appearances, averaging 10.5 minutes.
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