"I've got a pretty good source, a couple of them, and I'm told that Kevin [Durant] is interested in NY" –@RealSkipBayless on KD's big summer
— First Take (@FirstTake) June 8, 2016
Durant has told friends that he’s a big fan of Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis, whom he dubbed a “unicorn” last season. League sources say Durant’s opinion on Porzingis and his friendship with Carmelo Anthony are two factors that will likely play a role in how Durant views the Knicks.
Wizards, Celtics, Heat, Knicks, Lakers, Clippers, Rockets, Spurs and, yes, Warriors … that’s merely where the list of teams known to be actively seeking the chance to court KD face-to-face stands. Aggressive teams like the Raptors and Blazers will presumably try their luck too. And there will surely be others we don’t see yet. As one member of the fallen visitors’ inner circle noted after Durant’s fourth-quarter surge couldn’t quite deny the Warriors in Game 7: It’s far easier to make a list of the teams that won’t have the requisite cap space and ambition to try their luck in a month, thanks to the forthcoming Crazy Cap Spike of 2016, than a list of teams that do.