The New York Knicks are a true dark horse in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. While many pundits predict he'll stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder, both the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs have scheduled meetings with him, and the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat are expected to land meetings as well.

Although the Knicks are confident that they'll at least get the opportunity to make the case to KD about why he should come to the Big Apple, few people have taken their candidacy all that seriously.

That is, until now.

After spending some time with good friend and fellow All-Star Carmelo Anthony, Durant appears to have softened his stance on the Knicks (back in March, sources said New York would not be considered in free agency). Melo admitted that he's been recruiting KD to play for the Knicks, and his words are getting through to the four-time scoring champion.

Of course, saying he'll give the Knicks some consideration is far from Kevin implying that he'll actually sign with New York. If anything, it shows that Durant is going to at least listen to the pitches from his various suitors and make an informed decision based on all of the information he's able to gather.

He still could remain in Oklahoma City, and I think he probably will on at least a short-term basis. However, it appears that his choice is far from being complete this early in the process.

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