Kevin Durant shoots down rumors that he may be headed to a struggling big market team in his much-awaited free agency this summer.
Will the Big Apple say goodbye to dreams of seeing Kevin Durant play at The Garden?
The New York Daily Post writer Stephan Bondy has learned through a reliable source that Kevin Durant has shown no interest in playing for the New York Knicks starting next season.
Multiple reasons played a huge role in the Knicks failing to gain Durant’s interest in coming over to possibly revamp the struggling franchise.
According to Yardbarker, Durant is only interested in chasing the elusive NBA title should he change teams. With a core that centers on an oft-injured Carmelo Anthony and promising big man Kristaps Porzingis, the former NBA most valuable player does not see the value of moving to New York.
Despite 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson running the show in the front office, the team has failed to make major moves to complement their core and turn them into a title contender.
Worse, their move to fire Derek Fisher – a former teammate of Durant in Oklahoma City – and Jackson’s reported decision to remove the interim tag on Kurt Rambis hurt their chances at snatching the lanky forward.
Despite Durant’s desire to stay in OKC, missing a trip to the NBA Finals this season will definitely hurt their chances in keeping its franchise star.