Kevin Durant‘s free agent list is out and it includes only four teams. Are the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets happy?
“We happy? Vincent … we happy?”
“Oh, we happy.”
On this date, Friday, June 28, 2019, both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets reserve the right to be happy much like Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield once the magical briefcase opened.
Both local professional basketball squads are happy after Kevin Durant’s four-team NBA free agency list slipped out in a report.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks, Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors are the four organizations Durant will engage next week once free agency officially kicks off.
Story filed to ESPN: Golden State’s Kevin Durant is planning to engage four teams in discussions upon the opening of NBA free agency on Sunday – the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Warriors, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019
“Story filed to ESPN: Golden State’s Kevin Durant is planning to engage four teams in discussions upon the opening of NBA free agency on Sunday – the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Warriors, league sources tell ESPN.”
Durant, 30, has been long rumored to potentially sign with the Knickerbockers this summer. Much like the history of the organization since Jeff Van Gundy suddenly resigned nearly two decades ago, Game 5 of the NBA Finals brought utter disappointment when Durant tore his Achilles.
Despite probably missing the entire 2019-20 campaign, the two-time NBA Finals MVP remains a hot commodity for obvious reasons. But since the injury, coupled with the Kyrie Irving reports that suggest he’s off to Brooklyn, the KD-to-Manhattan rumors have simmered.
Last year in 78 games, the Texas product averaged 26 points on an incredible .521 clip from the floor. He also added 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per contest.
Earlier in the week, Durant opted out of his player option with the Warriors, making his free agent status official come June 30 at 6 p.m. ET.