Pending free agent and Knicks target Kevin Durant had a succinct answer when asked if the Draymond Green spat would impact his decision after the season. "Nah," he told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.
"Because at the end of the day, I'm just a ballplayer that's just trying to be in a great environment to play basketball and groom my skills every day," Durant explained. "And I want to compete on a level that once the game starts, I'm just totally comfortable with my surroundings, with just going out there and being me."
The above quote from Durant is all well and good, but it has nothing to do with his free agent decision and everything to do with how he'll deal with Green and the situation in Golden State for the rest of this season.
In the rest of his comments to Haynes, Durant went into detail about his feelings regarding the Green incident, and lamented the fact that he needs to answer questions about it.
The on-court confrontation earlier this month, which reportedly carried over into the Golden State locker room and included Green calling Durant a "bitch" several times, resulted in a one-game suspension for Green.
While Durant says the issue with Green won't have an impact on his free agency decision, it is still widely expected that he'll opt out of his deal for 2019-20 and become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Earlier thie season, Durant's brother fueled the speculation by hinting KD will leave the Warriors. Haynes has reported that the Knicks have a "very good shot" at landing Durant, and ESPN's Zach Lowe also predicted he will sign with New York.