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Kevin Durant Free Agency 2019: New York Knicks Could Acquire Warriors Superstar and Kyrie Irving, NBA Pundit Claim
As Kevin Durant’s free agency inches closer, analysts have released their own speculations where the Warriors superstar will go. The hottest discussion at the moment is revolving around the New York Knicks and how they can potentially acquire Durant this summer.
But that’s not all. There’s also the speculation that the Knicks will not only land Kevin Durant but Kyrie Irving as well. According to NBA pundit Chris Broussard, the Knicks are in a strong position this coming free agency to sign both stars since the team has cleared cap space for two superstars, Express reported.
While this remains speculation at this point, there is some weight to the claim. Among the pillars supporting this narrative is a video that surfaced during the recently concluded All-Star weekend. In the clip, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were seen talking privately with each other and both were all smiles, Yahoo Sports reported.
There’s also another clip showing that both superstars are dueling each other in amicable fashion, a chemistry that fans and analysts were quick to point out. Of course, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving being friendly towards each other isn’t a clear indication they’re planning on teaming up. But the possibility is indeed there.
The problem is the odds of it happening. This is difficult to forecast given Kyrie Irving’s unpredictability and Kevin Durant refusing to talk about his impending free agency. Indeed, the Warriors player recently made headlines when he called out the media for twisting his words. Durant’s outburst ignited when reporters repeatedly asked him if he’s interested with the New York Knicks.
“I have nothing to do with the Knicks. I don’t know who traded [Kristaps] Porzingis. It got nothing to do with me. I’m trying to play basketball. Y’all come here every day asking me about free agency, ask my teammates, my coaches, rile up the fans about it. Let us play basketball. That’s all I’m saying,” Kevin Durant said.