Kevin Durant is headlining the 2019 free agent class and the Warriors are prepping for big changes, while the New York Knicks plan to woo KD.
As the NBA playoffs rage on, change is on the horizon. Kevin Durant’s impending free agency could alter the NBA landscape and the Golden State Warriors seem to be bracing for it.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski believes that the Warriors are preparing for major changes within the organization.
“Internally in Golden State, there’s a sense of let’s try to put aside what’s coming in July,” Wojnarowski said on Get Up! “We have a chance to do something very rare in sports, to three-peat. Let’s try to keep our focus there and win the title, then let July play out the way it’s going to. But I think the Warriors are bracing for possibly seismic change within that organization.”
Durant leaving in July would qualify for “seismic change within that organization.” There is widespread speculation that the New York Knicks will be a frontrunner in the Durant sweepstakes. Of course, the Knicks are gearing up to make their pitch to Durant, but first, he’s looking to secure a three-peat with the Warriors.
Knicks fans should root for the Warriors to pull off the elusive three-peat. If Durant manages to win his third straight NBA Finals MVP, he might be more inclined to move onto another challenge in the future.
Much can change between now and July 1, but it’s clear that Durant’s decision will have a major effect throughout the league.