If 'Melo sticks in New York next summer, expect the Rondo rumors to really heat up.

With both players set to hit free agency in the coming years, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has been recruiting Celtics guard Rajon Rondo to join him in New York, according to Jason Jordan of USA Today. The news comes via an interview with Steve Smith, Rondo's high school coach at Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.):

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.