Steve Mills, the New York Knicks, and the general consensus around the NBA has Kevin Durant moving to the big city this summer.
Just think of the familiar LeBron James path that started it all.
During the Summer of 2010, he did, indeed, announce to the world that he’d be taking his talents to South Beach. After two chips in four seasons, he made his heroic return to Cleveland.
Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant has followed suit. Now that he has easy chips under his belt, what’s the next move?
He can’t possibly stay in Oakland with the turmoil surrounding some of his teammates (here’s looking at you, Draymond Green). Nobody believes a return to Oklahoma City is in order. So where does he take his heel-to-face act?
KD shedding his heel image to turn face with the New York Knicks is all the NBA buzz. And now, not only does Steve Mills and the Knickerbockers believe they’re the favorites, but it’s the “general consensus” around the Association, according to Frank Isola of The Athletic.
“Everyone says Knicks,” said one prominent player agent.
This was the quote gathered by Isola while many NBA executives attended the G-League showcase in Las Vegas a week ago.
In fact, it’s not an isolated thought. Isola mentions “several” executives in believing KD to the Knicks is the prominent idea this summer.
Should New York land Kevin Durant, the game completely changes. Imagine the tall, athletic, lanky duo of Durant and Kristaps Porzingis in combination. It surpasses nightmarish strategy decisions.
As of now, Knicks fans are counting down the unimaginable days until KP makes his return. They’re also keeping tight tabs on the Dubs in-house chemistry. Some, even, scoff at the idea of Durant to The Mecca based on terrible free-agent luck in the past and/or not wanting the athlete who took the easiest way out possible.
Opinions aside, Kevin Durant to the Big Apple is a no-brainer basketball decision.