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Kenyon Martin says LeBron James, Paul George should consider New York Knicks

Paul George, LeBron James

With the Cleveland Cavaliers on the verge of being swept in the 2018 NBA Finals, there has been plenty of speculation regarding where small forward LeBron James will land this offseason. Reports have even surfaced about him potentially consulting with Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Paul George on a destination.

Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers have appeared as the frontrunners to land his services this summer. However, former NBA All-Star Kenyon Martin said during an appearance on First Things First that James should join the New York Knicks:

“They have money to pay him. It’s the Garden, he thrives on playing in New York City. He gets to stay on the East,” Martin said. “The people of New York would love you if you just make the playoffs, let alone competing for an NBA championship.”

The notion of New York signing James in free agency seems a bit far-fetched at the moment. However, Martin certainly presents a strong case for James.

Despite not being in title contention over the last two decades, the Knicks are still the richest franchise in the NBA ahead of the Lakers and Boston Celtics. James has become accustomed to making a spectacle of his trips to New York. Such was the case when he led the team through the subways en route to Madison Square Garden this season.

Furthermore, the prospect of forming a Big 3 with George and big man Kristaps Porzingis to reign in the Eastern Conference is all too intriguing. That said, it will be interesting to see if New York can land a spot on his free agency tour this summer.