Knicks Rumored To Go All In On Kevin Durant When He Hits Free Agency

The New York Knicks are going to go after Golden State Warriors superstar and 2018 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, according to ESPN.com's Zach Lowe.

Durant led the Warriors to their second straight NBA Championship - and their third in four years. He signed a two-year contract extension worth $61.5 million, but Durant has the chance to opt out of his deal and test free agency after next year. Lowe added "you're kidding yourselves if you don't think New York will try," to sign the 2014 NBA MVP.

Right now, the idea of Durant leaving the Warriors seems absolutely ludicrous. No other NBA team can touch the Dubs, who have cruised to four straight Finals appearances. As if three titles in four years isn't enough, this core should easily win at least two more championships - and maybe even three or four.

But Lowe also added that some "people predict, if you force them, that he will one day leave Golden State for a team that can be truly his," and the Knicks will try to recruit the nine-time All-Star.

It's worth noting that multiple reports have linked Boston Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Knicks as well. The 26-year-old can test free agency next year, so he and Durant could get in talks about forming a new super team in the Eastern Conference.

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The Knicks have been one of the most frustrating sports franchises for decades now. They haven't won the NBA Championship since 1973, last made the Finals in 1999 and have just four playoff appearances since 2002. The Knicks have only won a single playoff series during that span, and they've missed the postseason in each of the last five years.

But with James Dolan having plenty of cash to spend next year, he has the opportunity to sign Durant and other major superstars - including Irving, Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler. 2019 promises to be a very exciting offseason, and the Knicks could wind up as the big winners in a year's time.


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