Kevin Durant will only join Knicks if another star agrees to sign as well
Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is considering signing with the New York Knicks in free agency this summer, but there is a caveat: another star has to join him.
According to Frank Isola of The Athletic, Durant will only join the Knicks if another free agent star agrees to sign with him.
This makes sense, as Durant’s ultimate goal is to win championships, and he surely does not want to end up like LeBron James in his first year with the Los Angeles Lakers, where James ended up being the only star on the roster this past season.
Of course, the other star that everyone seems to think is most likely to partner up with Durant is Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, who will also hit free agency this summer after two years with the Celtics.
The general consensus is that Durant, who infamously left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors during the summer of 2016, is done in Golden State after this season.
Rumor has it that his two most probable destinations are the Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers, two teams with significant cap space who can absolutely sign two star players this offseason.
While New York has its eyes set on Durant and Irving, the Clippers may very well be focused on landing Durant and Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard, who will also hit free agency in July.