The Knicks are “all-in” on Warriors star Kevin Durant, according to The Athletic, which reported that team president Steve Mills is locked in on making a blockbuster move to sign the nine-time All-Star.
Rather than signing a traditional multi-year contract with the Warriors, Durant, 30, chose to sign a two-year deal worth $61.5 million this past summer. He will have a player option in the second year of this contract, which would allow him to leave the Warriors and go to a team of his choosing.
Multiple teams are rumored to be pursuing him. After all, he’s considered to be one the greatest scorers of all-time. Durant has averaged under 25 points per game only once in his career.
Durant won the regular-season MVP award in 2014 and is now a two-time NBA Finals MVP. Golden State has only helped his success, but he has been reluctant to stay with the franchise long term.
Many have considered the Lakers as the front-runners to land Durant, but NBA executives and agents think otherwise.
“Everyone says Knicks,” a prominent player agent told The Athletic.
Teams will remain in the dark until the conclusion of the current season, but they’ll continue to appeal to the superstar’s interests.