NBA free agency this summer is going to be crazy. When July 1st hits, teams like the Celtics, Golden State, Knicks, Lakers, Sixers are going to be on the edge of their seats as they pursue big free agents. The biggest names include Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Jimmy Butler. However, it has been reported that Kevin Durant is more than likely going to sign with the New York Knicks and Kyrie Irving is most likely going to join him. I don’t understand that logic.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) April 6, 2019
One, both players complained about the media all season long. What do they expect when they go New York? Two, New York is one of the worst teams in the NBA. Yes, they have the potential of getting the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft, but they need to hope the ping-pong balls fall their way. Finally, expectations would be very high and media scrutiny will be tense. Would this affect Durant and Irving?
New York Knick’s owner, James Dolan, is probably the worst owner in the league. Why put yourself in a bad situation like that when there are other better options. I think New York right now is a joke. When I saw James Dolan ban a fan lifetime for stating his opinion and for just being a fan, was terrible. He could have easily ignored him and kept walking. At the end of the day, you are the owner of one of the most expensive franchises in the world and you are wasting your time crying over little comments.
“From everything I’ve heard, it’s done. Yes, he’s leaving… If he so much as gets [the Knicks] into the Conference Finals, he will be beloved there like he never has been at Golden State after 2 Championships.”@RicBucher on Kevin Durant’s free agency pic.twitter.com/eCHgKQxKTF
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 3, 2019
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have been getting closer in friendship. However, would New York really be the answer for both of their careers? I believe that franchise is toxic and needs a front office change before any superstar goes to New York. I just can’t imagine Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant would take their talents to one of the hardest cities to play in the world. Right now, it seems both players are leaving their current teams. Would New York really be the best situation for both? I think it would be a bad decision. If both players do decide to make a team change, I just pray it isn’t going to be the New York Knicks.
– Zachary Connell (@ZackConnell2)