RUMOR: Warriors’ Kevin Durant moved to New York for the summer, met with Kyrie Irving
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will likely miss the entire 2019-20 season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. However, that doesn’t seem to have stopped him from pushing forward with his plans this summer.
According to NBA insider Ric Bucher, Durant plans to stay in New York — where he underwent his surgery. He has also reportedly met with fellow free agent Kyrie Irving to discuss the possibility of playing together in the future.
“I’m told Kevin Durant is out of the hospital, moved into a hotel for the time being in the New York area and him and Kyrie have met and have continued to discuss playing together next season. KD has moved all his stuff and will spend his summer in New York… Every indication says KD is making plans to be elsewhere because obviously Kyrie will not be joining the Warriors any time soon.”
There have been reports that Durant and Irving have been planning to play for the New York Knicks since the early stages of last season. However, one team that emerged as a potential destination for both is the Brooklyn Nets. Either way, it seems more and more likely that these All-Stars will end up somewhere in NY next year.
While it is likely that Irving has already decided to walk away from the Boston Celtics, the same cannot be said about Durant who can still opt-in to the final year of his contract with the Warriors. If the two-time Finals MVP decides to stay at the Bay Area, he will be eligible to sign a supermax extension.
If the Knicks decide to offer Kevin Durant all the money that they can, they will still need to wait for at least a year to make KD get them out of their misery.