Kevin Durant and the New York Knicks

Kevin Durant has been the center of a lot of attention over the past season. Much of this is due to the uncertainty of what team he will play for next season. Pundits and analysts around the world are in constant debate over where they think he’ll end up.
Recently, he went down with an injury, which should’ve destabilized the Warriors. But, they’ve moved forward at a breakneck pace. By many metrics, without Kevin Durant, the Warriors are playing as a better team.
Many predict that Kevin Durant will end up with the New York Knicks. Bill Simmons, the founder of The Ringer, predicted that he will play for the Knicks next season. Even though they have been one of the worst teams of the past two decades, the Knicks still have plenty of appeal for many players in the league. The narrative has shifted behind Durant and touted him as a potential savior of the beleaguered franchise. Las Vegas has so far agreed with Simmons.
As the Warriors continue to succeed without KD, you can just sort of feel their relationship ending before your very eyes. It’s not as if they’re in dysfunction, but you can just sense that Durant has nothing left to do there. He’s already achieved so much. Their current play is a reminder that the team is Steph Curry’s, and not Kevin Durant’s.
The Knicks hold a lot of cap space going into this offseason. There is enough to sign Kevin Durant to a max salary and still fill other roster needs. They could possibly pair with him another superstar like Kemba Walker or Kyrie Irving. There have been rumors that Irving was gearing up to join Durant wherever he goes. A team with a duo of Durant and Irving/Walker could easily compete in the East. Durant’s move would place him as one of the three best players in the conference alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard.
Can the Knicks make a resurgence with Kevin Durant? We look forward to seeing what happens this offseason. To read more on Kevin Durant’s potential move, check out the original here.