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Kevin Durant’s free agency is six months away and the rumor mill is hard at work at publishing speculations left and right. The latest of which purports that the nine-time NBA All-Star will be opting out of the Golden State Warriors roster to join the New York Knicks.
When asked about this possibility, Kevin Durant said he didn’t know where the narrative came from. He added that he doesn’t pay attention to these rumors and simply focuses on his game day in and day out, AOL reported.
The New York rumors originated when Knicks legend Walter “Clyde” Frazier said that the only way for Kevin Durant to redeem his legacy is by winning a chip for an underdog team. And since the Knicks haven’t been in the playoffs for six consecutive years, the 30-year-old forward could turn the franchise around if he brings his talents to the Big Apple, Clyde explained.
However, there is the five-year $221.3 million contract by the Warriors to consider. Kevin Durant could potentially earn a hefty payday if he resigns with his current team, not to mention he’ll continue to play for a roster that is considered the favorite to win another title this year. But the past and current problems of the Warriors should also be acknowledged.
Among them is the spat between the talented forward and Draymond Green. Although this issue has been supposedly resolved, it will undoubtedly come up when Kevin Durant enters free agency this summer. As a refresher, the issue stems from Green calling Durant a b*tch and added that the Warriors doesn’t need him to win another title.
In response, the Warriors organization gave Green a one-game suspension. Another problem that the Warriors is currently seeing is the declining performance of its other stars. Stephen Curry has missed 11 games this season due to injury, while Klay Thompson is averaging 35.2 percent beyond the arc, Bleacher Report wrote. But Thompson did recently prove that he’s still on his prime after he scorched the Knicks with 43 points during their last matchup. Having said all of these, it’s still a toss coin at this point what Kevin Durant’s decision will be.
Is he going to make his own path and lift an underdog team like the Knicks and carry them to the playoffs? Or will Kevin Durant stay with the Warriors and continue the legacy of the reigning NBA champions? Let us know what you think below.