It is a summer of epic proportions for the New York Knickerbockers. A season of tanking was highlighted by the questionable trade that moved Kristaps Porzingis out of New York, leaving the roster leader-less heading into the 2019 offseason.
The sense is that the move was in anticipation of what is to come in July. For the first time in years, the belief is that New York will be major players to sign at least one max free agent this offseason — but could they be in the running for two of them?
In a report by ESPN’s Stephen A Smith, that may very much be the case.
As unrestricted free agents, both KD and Kyrie will be available this summer. After finishing an underwhelming season with the Celtics, Irving looked like he was ready to get out of town, and the team will likely help him pack.
As for Durant, his latest injury is making it clearer then ever the Warriors do not really need him. In fact, they almost looked better without him.
Because of the bond these two reportedly share, and the chance for an opportunity to rescue one of the worst-run, high-market franchises in the NBA, the Knicks are considered a huge possibility for the both of them. Stephen A only further confirmed the suspicions, but only time will tell for sure.