Kevin Durant picked Nets over Knicks since they were ‘farther along in the process of being a contender’
Superstar small forward Kevin Durant told Toronto Raptors big man Serge Ibaka on his cooking show that he picked the Brooklyn Nets over the New York Knicks in free agency this summer because Brooklyn was “farther along in the process of being a contender.”
The Nets made the playoffs last season and have a good core and infrastructure. The Knicks, meanwhile, had the worst record in the NBA in 2018-19 and have been a walking disaster under owner James Dolan for years.
Kevin Durant on why he signed with the Nets instead of the Knicks:
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Durant says he will likely miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear. The Nets will be title contenders during the 2020-21 campaign when KD comes back.
A 10-time All-Star and two-time Finals MVP, Durant has career averages of 27.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 849 games. The former MVP is one of the best scorers of all time and Nets fans can’t wait to see Durant on the floor at the Barclays Center, competing with Irving by his side.