Kevin Durant is exactly what the Knicks need
With the New York Knicks unlikely to land point guard Kyrie Irving next summer in free agency, we now know there is a good chance that they can lure Kevin Durant away from the Golden State Warriors.
There are many reasons as to why the Knicks make a lot of sense for Durant and I’ve listed them below.
Durant no longer chasing a title
After leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder a few years ago to sign with the Warriors, Durant has now won two straight NBA titles. He no longer has to chase a championship. The pressure is no longer on him the way it was early on in his career.
That being said, it’s time for Durant to move on to a new challenge and helping the Knicks would be just that.
Can become Knick legend
If Durant signs with the Knicks and helps them win a championship, he will go down as a legend in New York. It doesn’t matter that most of his career was spent with other teams.
The Knicks and their fans are starving for success and haven’t won a title since the 70’s.
NBA’s largest market
I know Durant is going to make a lot of money no matter where he plays, but living and playing in the largest NBA market, New York City, will only add more money to his pocket.
It’s time for the Knicks to return to relevancy in the NBA and Durant can help them do just that.
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