Will Kevin Durant sign with the Knicks?
Everyone knows the New York Knicks aren’t going anywhere this season, but they will look to make some big moves in 2019.
Next summer in particular the Knicks will try and make a splash in free agency by signing guys like Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler and/or Kyrie Irving.
Yahoo! Sports’ Chris B. Haynes said on FS1’s Undisputed that the Knicks have a “good shot” at landing Durant.
“New York Knicks have a very good shot at luring KD away from the Bay Area. … The same allure that LeBron had towards the Los Angeles Lakers, just the building, the culture, is the same way I know that KD feels about the Knicks,” said Haynes.
"New York Knicks have a very good shot at luring KD away from the Bay Area. … The same allure that LeBron had towards the Los Angeles Lakers, just the building, the culture, is the same way I know that KD feels about the Knicks." — @ChrisBHaynes pic.twitter.com/04xDGmLA2k
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) October 3, 2018
The 30 year-old Durant has a player-option to remain with the Warriors after this season, but if he wins another title with the Warriors, he may want to move on.
Haynes also mentioned that KD’s dad is a big Knicks fan and his business partner is a fan as well.
Haynes of course made it clear that the Warriors have the edge, which makes sense given the fact that they have a dynasty.
If the Knicks do in fact sign Durant, where would Kristaps Porzingis play? Would he move to the center position, or would KD play small forward? That would be interesting to see.
Right now, if Durant does head to the Knicks, a front court of Kevin Knox, Durant and KP makes the most sense.
Landing a player like Durant could help bring over players like Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving. Next summer is going to be very fun for Knicks’ fans.
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