Former New York Knicks center Enes Kanter expects Kevin Durant will go ahead and sign a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
NBA free agency is just a few days away (June 30) and superstar Kevin Durant‘s decision is approaching. Despite a ruptured Achilles that’ll keep him off the floor next season, which lucky organization will land the former MVP?
Appearing on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Wednesday, Kanter expressed his thoughts over his former teammate’s looming decision.
“If I were him, don’t get me wrong I love New York, I love the Knicks, I love the fans, MSG and everything it’s cool,” Kanter said. “But I see him going to Brooklyn with Kyrie [Irving].”
Kanter, not really holding back, knows Durant’s personality and attitude with the media. From the burner account(s) to the usual frown-and-pout when speaking to the press, Durant has had issues with the media, to say the least. And in Manhattan, it would pressure him more than ever.
“I know KD and I know his personality and everything — the media might be a little harsh on him in New York,” Kanter said. “Because if you’re KD, you’re going to the Knicks, if you’re not winning, they’re going to blame you. I see him going to Brooklyn. I wish he goes to the Knicks, but I see him going to Brooklyn.”
Durant opted-out of his $31.5 million player option with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. This officially makes him a free agent. He did have the option to opt-in and not play (due to the injury) for the Warriors in 2019-2020 and then look to hit free agency in 2020.
However, Durant ultimately made the decision to test the free agency market. By next week most likely, we’ll find out which organization has the privilege to land this superstar.