The Knicks will go after Kevin Durant if he elects free agency in the summer of 2019, and ESPN's Zach Lowe put some interesting pieces in place.
"People who have spent years around Durant can't say for sure what he wants from the game," Lowe writes. "It's unclear if he knows. Some of those people predict, if you force them, that he will one day leave Golden State for a team that can be truly his."
Lowe goes on to note that Durant's business manager is from New York and that Knicks GM Scott Perry was an executive with the SuperSonics when they drafted Durant and "remains close with him."
Durant is one cog of the Golden State Warriors' seemingly unstoppable machine, and going to the Knicks (or another franchise in transition) would give him the opportunity to be the guy.
Along with Kristaps Porzingis, who should be back at full strength for the 2019-20 season, the Knicks may have a budding star in Kevin Knox. And they're on track to have the salary cap space in the summer of 2019 to sign two max players.
Durant will be 30 years old that summer, and could be available along with Kyrie Irving (who has been connected to the Knicks), Jimmy Butler, and Klay Thompson.
"I can play any style, with any player, anywhere in the world," Durant said, according to Lowe. "I can pick up my game and move anywhere I want."