It seems more and more likely that Kevin Durant will end up as a member of the New York Knicks this offseason.
According to a report from Newsday’s Steve Popper, Kevin Durant and the Knicks may have already professed their desire to join forces.
“For now it is all speculation, but there were anonymous whispers asking if it was true that the Knicks and Durant had already held a secret meeting, that a handshake deal was already in place and that endorsement deals were already ironed out.”
These endorsement deals add on to pre-existing rumors that the two-time NBA Finals MVP may be getting his own TV show on MSG Networks. Furthermore, the Texas product is a venture capitalist and has already opened an office in New York. It seems that opening in the Big Apple is a decision that Durant made with economics and basketball in mind.
It is evident to many that Durant wants a big payday. He also wants to be the centerpiece of a team for the first time since his Oklahoma City Thunder days. Many NBA executives believe that Durant is unhappy being in the shadow of Stephen Curry.
In New York, all of Durant’s dreams have the ability to be accomplished. Knicks fans have been crying out for a true leader since Carmelo Anthony was traded. Come July 1, Kevin Durant may be their guy.