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    Default Welcome to MSG Kevin Durant

    KD on pace to break MJ's playoff scoring record of 63 pts with 38 pts in the 1st half seems an appropriate time to post a thread about all the rumors that it's a done deal that he signs with the Knicks. Check out this fans YouTube video explaining why he's coming to the Knicks.



    Or Ian Begleys ESPN story on him coming.
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...ed-little-luck

    Huge signing for Mills/Perry, sign him others will follow whether we get Zion or not. Fail to sign him and the Knicks and their fans are stuck with Plan B which is that crap shoot of building through the draft and developing young players into a playoff team. That's going to take years and only if we get a stud to build around.
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    His childhood buddy, and former NFL LB for SF, N.Bowman, said KD is on his way to NYC to secure his legacy as greatest ever. We can only hope!

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    Sigh. I very much want this to be true, but itís too soon.

    Even if the ever growing rumors are true, watch KD tear his ACL in the playoffs or something.

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    A factor I haven't heard anyone discuss is the Clippers ownership and front office including Doc. Ballmer is an owner but a huge fan of bball, I remember him when he was president of Microsoft, hell of a speaker and salesman, he could sell the Clips to KD better than Dolan can sell the Knicks. Doc one of the great coaches in the game, Fiz can't shine his shoes imo. If I'm a player and have to make a decision based on the owner, front office and coach, I sign with the Clips over the Knicks. KD also owns a home in LA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    A factor I haven't heard anyone discuss is the Clippers ownership and front office including Doc. Ballmer is an owner but a huge fan of bball, I remember him when he was president of Microsoft, hell of a speaker and salesman, he could sell the Clips to KD better than Dolan can sell the Knicks. Doc one of the great coaches in the game, Fiz can't shine his shoes imo. If I'm a player and have to make a decision based on the owner, front office and coach, I sign with the Clips over the Knicks. KD also owns a home in LA.
    They also have Jerry West.

    If Durant wants to "prove" how great he is he has a few interesting options. Winning on the Nets, Clippers, or Knicks would be huge. All three organizations seem to be in a good place (though the Knicks need to continue what they've been doing, which hasn't been long). Durant wasn't interested in the Wizards before he joined the Warriors, but it'd be a great if he won with the team in the area he was born in.

    As long as the Knicks don't overspend, or spend at all, on second-tier All-Stars, I'm fine with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    A factor I haven't heard anyone discuss is the Clippers ownership and front office including Doc. Ballmer is an owner but a huge fan of bball, I remember him when he was president of Microsoft, hell of a speaker and salesman, he could sell the Clips to KD better than Dolan can sell the Knicks. Doc one of the great coaches in the game, Fiz can't shine his shoes imo. If I'm a player and have to make a decision based on the owner, front office and coach, I sign with the Clips over the Knicks. KD also owns a home in LA.
    Now Kendrick Perkins an ex-team mate and friend of KD thinks he'll show interest in the Clips because of Doc and the Clips organization. He might also like their roster a little better since they gave the Warriors as much of a battle as any team they faced in the playoffs. Mills better not screw this up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Now Kendrick Perkins an ex-team mate and friend of KD thinks he'll show interest in the Clips because of Doc and the Clips organization. He might also like their roster a little better since they gave the Warriors as much of a battle as any team they faced in the playoffs. Mills better not screw this up.
    Kendrick Perkins is trying to make a 2nd career out of talking about Kevin Durant. In the end of April, he was telling the world about how OKC did a bad job with Durant and that Durant didn't leave because of Westbrook. A couple weeks ago, he was saying that Durant should go "home" to D.C. and play with the Wizards. Now he's making a case that Durant should go to the Clippers.

    As an aside, not getting Durant in free agency will be a disappointment after this build-up, but we'd be losing something that we never had. We can still build around potential future stars MRob and RJ, hopefully with development of DSJ (who is still only 21-years-old) and Knox, not to mention 6 1st round picks in the next 4 years. Plus, if we don't get Durant, people can shut up about us for another year. If people are going to talk this much **** about us before he even signs here, imaging how bad it is going to be if Durant and Kyrie come here and we don't ever win anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    A factor I haven't heard anyone discuss is the Clippers ownership and front office including Doc. Ballmer is an owner but a huge fan of bball, I remember him when he was president of Microsoft, hell of a speaker and salesman, he could sell the Clips to KD better than Dolan can sell the Knicks. Doc one of the great coaches in the game, Fiz can't shine his shoes imo. If I'm a player and have to make a decision based on the owner, front office and coach, I sign with the Clips over the Knicks. KD also owns a home in LA.
    Clips need to move Galloís contract to have room for 2 max players. Also, say what you want about our sorry franchise, MSG is a much bigger stage than the Staples Center to change your career narrative into a franchise saver.

    Clippers focus on recruiting Kawhi Leonard from what Iíve read.

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    I think KD is obsessed with his legacy, especially when it comes to his place in history as it relates to Lebron James.

    I agree that I would opt for Balmer and LA over Dolan and NY... but we canít deny the several ties KD already has with the Knicks... that doesnít exist with LAC.
    Not to mention he grew up on the East Coast.

    But, mainly, itís about the stage. Not only is it MSG, and not second fiddle Brooklyn or Clippers, but he would be ďrescuingĒ a moribund franchise that hasnít done anything in 20 years.

    Plus, Knicks have a blank canvas to bring in help and possesses a top 5 pick.

    Iím not getting my hopes up, but this isnít like the pursuit of James...

    KD knows if he comes to NY and wins... he would jump LJ and might be considered the best ever.

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    Iíve also wondered if ďcoming to the KnicksĒ could mean a 1 year contract with a 2nd year player option for KD. Itís riskier for him money wise, but for those people doubting he would want to work for a Dolan-owned franchise, he can mitigate the commitment that way.

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    It all sound good .. but Durant selecting the Knicks organization? For what reason again?
    There's 28 NBA organization with a much better front-office and owner than the Dolan-family Knicks for Durant to select in the offseason (I had to leave out the Lakers lol)?
    Recall .. the majority of the Knicks organization FANS has been wanting owner Dolan to sell the team for over a decade !!!

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    I know this thread was well-intentioned, but at this stage it feels like a jinx.

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    Maybe I am being too much of a cynic. Vegas is buying in. This story is bonkers. Apparently, we are 16 to 1 odds to win the 2020 championship because of the possibility to sign Durant. We would have opened as 300 to 1 odds to win the 2020 NBA championship without the confidence in Durant signing here.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...-20-title-odds

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    We have to get KD even if Perry and Mills have to sell their souls to the devil. The guy can score over anyone, just singlehandedly got the Dubs the lead after being down 10. Eric Gordon is another guy on my wish list, think he's a FA next year, could have got him when we signed CLee but probably a good thing because it might have not worked out with the Knicks then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    We have to get KD even if Perry and Mills have to sell their souls to the devil. The guy can score over anyone, just singlehandedly got the Dubs the lead after being down 10. Eric Gordon is another guy on my wish list, think he's a FA next year, could have got him when we signed CLee but probably a good thing because it might have not worked out with the Knicks then.
    I think the sales pitch to KD is sign here, get Kyrie here too, and weíll sign and trade our upcoming top 5 pick with the rest of our current roster to New Orleans along with however many 1st round picks it takes to get AD too. Then we hope and pray players will come here on minimum deals to fill out the roster. Last and not least, weíre sending James Dolan on a mission to space for the next 5 years.

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