Some close to Durant see NY as a possible landing spot for the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP if he chooses to leave the Warriors, according to league sources. Another fan corroborated the image before the Knicks eventually took it down. The Pelicans' Anthony Davis was recently docked $50,000 after his agent made it publicly known that the all-star forward wanted to be traded, with the Lakers reported to be his preferred destination. The Knicks will likely have a high pick in the 2019 National Basketball Association draft and project to have roughly $70 million in cap space this summer - enough for two max contracts. He signed a two year, $61.5 million deal with the Warriors last season that comes with a player option, which many expect he will opt-out of and become a free agent again this summer. After making himself unavailable for over a week, the two-time reigning Finals MVP launched into a tirade Wednesday, telling reporters: "I have nothing to do with the Knicks". They got nothing to do with me.
The team apparently sent out this message to all of its current season ticket holders. "I'm trying to play basketball". The deadline for season-ticket renewals is later this month, and the Knicks (10-45) have tied a single-season franchise record with 16 consecutive losses.
The team released a statement shortly after.