Kevin Durant’s free agency has already been a hot topic in the NBA, one because he is arguably the best player in the league and two because of his altercation with Draymond Green, which was caused due to his impending free agency.
KD has been an important cog in the Warrior’s wheel, ever since he made that bold move away from OKC.
But having achieved everything he wanted to at Golden State, KD is reportedly looking for a move away from the franchise, something that has created an unrest in that Warriors locker room.
Reports suggest that KD feels its time to build a legacy for himself by going to some other franchise.
Now, what options does KD realistically have?
— Express Sport (@DExpress_Sport) December 3, 2018
Woj: Knicks ‘may not fit description’ of a team that could sign Kevin Durant @Sportando https://t.co/3Xcx2jqBde As a Knicks Fan, I do not see us have what it takes 2convince KD to sign with us. We’ve been a dysfunctional organization for years & there is no way he’s coming 2 NYC.
— EarlCabbell CPA,CGMA (@CabbellC) December 2, 2018
New York has emerged as a top destination for the 2 times finals MVP, as it will definitely give KD the opportunity to build something of his own, as the Knicks currently don’t boast of any big superstars.
Now, while the idea of building his own legacy might sound attractive, KD will need to sit down with the Knicks management and figure out what kind of vision do they have for the franchise and who are they looking to recruit.
While KD hasn’t decided where his future lies, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has confirmed that a meeting between the Knicks and KD is confirmed for the summer.
Kevin Durant's last three games:
• 51 points on 58% shooting
• 49 points on 49% shooting
• 44 points on 50% shooting
The man can S C O R E pic.twitter.com/JwF9cf23Wp
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 30, 2018
Here's one for you.
Teenagers with 28+ points and 3+ blocks in an NBA game.
– Kevin Durant
– LeBron James
– Kevin Garnett
– Karl-Anthony Towns
– Andrew Wiggins
– Wendell Carter Jr.
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) December 1, 2018
While he has confirmed that the meeting is on, he has also said that a move looks unlikely, as it will take the Knicks some time to rebuild.
“Getting a player like Durant takes years of building up a program, building up an infrastructure, building credibility with what you’re doing and history kind of shows you that it doesn’t get short-circuited by a guy who’s a big free agent,” said Woj in an interview with a radio station.
“If you’re talking about Kevin Durant, some people say he may be the best player in the league.
“History also tells you that that player usually either stays where he is or he goes somewhere where something’s been established there and has been building toward this. The Knicks may not fit that description.” he added.
But Woj is pretty correct with all his reports, and thus a meeting for sure is in place between KD and the Knicks.
Both parties are certain to hear each other out in July and could weigh up possibilities of a move.