Kevin Durant could be toying with the Knicks
It was quite a surprise this week when New York Knicks’ owner James Dolan revealed that he will never rule out selling the team.
This led to both Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discussing Dolan and how his time with the Knicks have been a disaster since he took over in 1999 on ESPN’s First Take.
Aside from Kellerman and Stephen A. blasting Dolan in the video below, Smith also said that Golden State Warriors star “Kevin Durant is completely playing them.”
Stephen A. is of course referencing the fact that Durant has been linked to a possible move to the Knicks after this season when he has the option to leave the Warriors.
Smith went on to say that Durant’s people are giving the Knicks the impression that they have a shot at signing him next summer and that he’s being told that there is “no way in hell” that is going to happen.
Stephen A. might be right.
Let’s be honest, despite the LeBron James rumors over the years, he was never going to sign with the Knicks.
Even Dwayne Wade recently revealed that they didn’t come to New York as a tandem due to the fact that as an organization the Knicks weren’t ready for them.
Which is pretty much saying that because of Dolan’s inability to get his act together as an owner by building a strong team, he missed out on signing two future Hall of Fame players.
Smith finished off the conversation by saying that he’s been told that the Knicks will not sign any player of “marquee status as long as he [Dolan] is there.”
With Dolan not seeming as interested in running the Knicks as he has in the past, I think it’s safe to say that within the next 5-10 years, there is a chance the club will have a new owner.
Hopefully the Knicks are able to get back to NBA relevance before Dolan leaves, so the fans won’t have to wait so long.
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