The league leader in assists might be wearing a different uniform for the third consecutive season.
Having acquired Derrick Rose in a blockbuster five-player trade earlier in the week, pairing up with the Knicks seems unlikely for Rondo. Rose figures to be the starter, and a player of Rondo's quality would likely bristle at the idea of coming off the bench.
The Nets make for a much more realistic landing spot. Brooklyn has swaths of cap room available and they have just one point guard under contract in veteran guard Jarrett Jack.
Rondo would also be open to a reunion with the Sacramento Kings despite an admittedly tough year filled with chaos and drama, Spears relays. However, Rondo had some harsh words about his difficult year in California's capital.
"Too much tension," Rondo said of his lone season with the Kings. "I've never witnessed or experienced a thing like that in my 10-year career."
Kings general manager Vlade Divac indicated following Thursday's draft that the team is open to re-signing Rondo. Like the Nets, the Kings also sorely lack depth at point guard.
Rondo averaged 11.9 points, six rebounds, and a league-best 11.7 assists along with two steals in 72 games with the Kings this season. He shot 45.4 percent from the floor and a career-best 36.4 percent from deep.