NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Knicks are a franchise-worst 5-22.

They have to do something, right?

It remains to be seen whether team president Phil Jackson will remain patient or make a flurry of moves, but according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Knicks have talked with the Celtics about acquiring star point guard Rajon Rondo.

Several teams have spoken with the Celtics about trading for the four-time All-Star, Stein reports, and the Mavericks are the early frontrunners to land him.

Rondo, 28, is in the final year of his contract and is expected to test free agency in the offseason.

It’s unclear what Jackson would send to Boston in a package for the 2008 NBA Champion, but multiple reports have suggested that the Knicks are open to trading numerous players on their roster.

Rondo would be a significant upgrade over starting point guard Jose Calderon, who has struggled in his first year in New York. The Spaniard is averaging 8.2 points, 4.1 assists and 3.3 rebounds 29.7 minutes. He’s missed 13 of the Knicks’ 27 games due to injury.

Rondo’s scoring is down (8.3 points), but he’s averaging 10.8 assists and 7.5 rebounds for the 9-14 Celtics.

The Knicks will take on the Central Division-leading Bulls on Thursday night in Chicago.

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