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New York Knicks Pursuing Kevin Durant Isn’t As Fantastic As It Seems

David Zalubowski, AP
David Zalubowski, AP

Now that the Oklahoma City Thunder have choked up their 3-1 series lead, reports are surfacing the New York Knicks will pursue Kevin Durant.

A little over a week ago, it was all locked up.

With the Oklahoma City Thunder shocking the world en route to a 3-1 Western Conference Series lead over the 73-win Golden State Warriors, free agent to be Kevin Durant‘s situation was becoming more crystallized. He was headed nowhere.

How could he after shocking the world with running-mate Russell Westbrook and rookie head coach Billy Donovan? Knocking off the MVP and routing LeBron James and company in the NBA Finals would all but assure KD’s impending return.

But alas, Stephen Curry and the Dubs won three straight. With that, the Durant speculation begins. Allow the dreamers to pounce on the scene.

Enter Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the Knicks are, indeed, expected to pursue Durant this summer. And although Marc Stein of ESPN has reported Durant is likely to sign a one or two year max deal with OKC, the fact that he’s a free agent should have any Knickerbockers fan dreaming.

Anytime the prospect of teaming up KD with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis is presented, serious consideration and conversation must follow.

Although, this doesn’t mean the conversation should be purely positive.

Here are a few reasons Durant to the Big Apple is a scary proposition:

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