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NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant To New York Knicks Is ‘Done’

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Is Kevin Durant already a lock to go to New York City?

We have been hearing the rumors all season long, but according to Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher, it is already a done deal.

"From everything I've heard, it's done. Yes, he's leaving," Bucher told FOX Sports' Colin Cowherd on "The Herd" about Durant going to the Knicks.

"It's not a matter of not liking or appreciating what he has," Bucher said. "But being there, I can tell you that Kevin Durant has never been fully embraced by the Warriors faithful. And has never, from even a national perspective, been given the just do that you would expect for a guy who has been the NBA Finals MVP of their last two championships. It's still Steph's team. It's still Steph, Klay, Draymond. KD thanks for coming along and helping us win these last two. He's never gotten the just deserts."

Bucher noted how Durant's desire to be appreciated will lead him to The Big Apple.

"So now that he's done that, it's a matter of, 'Where can I go and I can get this done? I can be the centerpiece and I'm going to be unbelievably appreciated.' I can tell you one place: The New York Knicks, the New York Knicks' fans, Madison Square Garden. If he so much as takes them into the conference finals, for as much as they have not done for the past multiple decades, he will be beloved there like he never has been at Golden State after winning two championships."

Neither Durant or the Warriors have shown any public signs of his departure. Bucher technically does not have a definitive source, so nothing is guaranteed.

Still, it makes sense and it matches everything we have been hearing since the beginning of the season. Only New York can restore Durant's legacy.

Although Durant and the Warriors have done all they can to avoid the rumors, there is no silencing the noise. Something seems to be brewing for Durant, just as New York is preparing for something big. The timing of it all is just impeccable.