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    Brian Windhorst said on Pardon the Interruption that his sense is that no front office in the league is confident about being able to sign Durant and that any team that does sign Durant will expect Durant to then call the shots as far further roster moves. If Durant wants Kyrie, the Knicks will sign Kyrie. If Durant goes somewhere that doesn't have the cap space for a 2nd max deal and he still wants Kyrie, then that team is going to be expected to make that cap space to sign Kyrie. If Durant comes to the Knicks and he wants them to trade for AD instead of keeping RJ, the Knicks will then trade for AD.

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    Windhorst exaggerates just a touch I think. I don't remember him being involved in player moves to that extent in OKC or GS in contrast to LeBron who was always asking for help. I do believe he has no idea where he wants to go, Knicks are going to have to blow his socks off with his presentation. Sometimes it doesn't even have to be the most expensive, glitziest presentation a team makes but some intangible like Durant feeling Perry and Mills really know what they're doing.

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    Argument made in favor of KD going to the Clippers is that then he can take on GS and beat them. What would he need to do that? They are saying also sign Kawhi. Clippers would need to use assets to clear more space to do it, but itís possible. Good luck to KD if he stays in the West and they canít build a team better than GS.

    ESPN now trying to push the narrative that KD going to the Knicks is falling by the wayside and might never have been real.

    My take? The media makes **** up and then mocks fans for believing the **** they make up.

    My feeling is that either KD has been a ďdone dealĒ to the Knicks behind the scenes for months or itís not happening. If the Knicks need to win a free agency pitch competition, it wonít happen because of the current state of the franchise.

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    Stephen A. Smith says the Knicks are still the overwhelming favorites for Durant.

    He is also saying that KDís choice will determine other free agent destinations. If KD wants Kyrie with the Knicks, he comes to the Knicks. Otherwise, Kyrie will end up in Brooklyn or LA. Kembaís team next season could similarly hinge on KDís decision.

    Only guy who seems to be outside the effect of KDís free agency? Kawhi.

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    LAC, like Brooklyn, are second fiddle orgs in their own city... and both were playoff teams this season.

    Knicks have MSG and are awful. Ergo, winning iWork NYK elevates KDís status, in an historic sense, higher than those other options.

    Personally, he should prefer KL to KI

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    Is it me, or should Knicks fans be getting nervous bout signing Durant in the off-season, especially if Durant does not play in the first game of the FINALS. A calf strain injury shouldn't keep a player out after 2 weeks of rest.
    It seems like GS or his agent is trying to protect KD by calling the injury a calf strain .. it looked more like an achilles injury to me.
    The way he looked down at the back of his leg when he was running back up the court, looked like a typical achilles injury.
    Most athletes who suffered the same injury have said as much. If you go back and look at the film, KD grabbed at his achilles not his calf ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiyaman View Post
    Is it me, or should Knicks fans be getting nervous bout signing Durant in the off-season, especially if Durant does not play in the first game of the FINALS. A calf strain injury shouldn't keep a player out after 2 weeks of rest.
    It seems like GS or his agent is trying to protect KD by calling the injury a calf strain .. it looked more like an achilles injury to me.
    The way he looked down at the back of his leg when he was running back up the court, looked like a typical achilles injury.
    Most athletes who suffered the same injury have said as much. If you go back and look at the film, KD grabbed at his achilles not his calf ???
    Durant with a torn Achilles would still be the best player on our team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiyaman View Post
    Is it me, or should Knicks fans be getting nervous bout signing Durant in the off-season, especially if Durant does not play in the first game of the FINALS. A calf strain injury shouldn't keep a player out after 2 weeks of rest.
    It seems like GS or his agent is trying to protect KD by calling the injury a calf strain .. it looked more like an achilles injury to me.
    The way he looked down at the back of his leg when he was running back up the court, looked like a typical achilles injury.
    Most athletes who suffered the same injury have said as much. If you go back and look at the film, KD grabbed at his achilles not his calf ???

    I don't think the Knicks are stupid to sign a player of that caliber without knowing for sure what is going on. KD and his agent will try to hide it if it is more serious to protect their interests, but is this something that you can hide from a team when they are acquiring you?

    the other question, if it is achilles, what does that mean? how long to recover from that?

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    You have an NBA player that is selling two homes, one in the city he plays in and one in a city he's rumored to be interested in going to and also buys a home in the city he's also rumored to be playing in, what team do you think said player is going to be playing for, I doubt it's the Nets.

    Kevin Durant recently purchased a house in New York, per Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher. Not only has Durant purchased a New York home, but his current Bay Area house is up for sale, Bucher reported on The Colin Cowherd Show. Bucher offered a caveat that a number of Warriors players are selling their homes, including Steph Curry, to be closer to the new arena.
    The house in the bay area is up for sale and he has purchased a place in New York. And I believe it is New York City, I was told New York. Keep in mind, when it comes to selling the place in the Bay Area, everybody is selling their place in the Bay Area because they need to move from the East Bay to the peninsula. Steph is selling his house and actually moving close to someone I know with a golf simulator as part of the house...Now, it is interesting timing that KD is not only putting his house up for sale in the Bay Area, but that he is also purchasing a place in New York. The reason that I don't immediately jump to 'Oh, that's it. It's done [Durant signing with the Knicks],' is because when you have the wherewithal and the money that KD has and you are from the East Coast. It is reasonable to think that he might be buying a place in New York just to have a place in New York.
    It is the latest in a season full of rumors linking Durant to the Knicks. The longer Durant is sidelined during the NBA finals, we can expect the rumors to get even louder. Keep in mind, many NBA players have multiple homes and often in cities where they do not plan on playing during their career. However, as Bucher pointed out, the timing is a bit curious with free agency beginning in a little over a month.
    According to San Francisco Gate, Durant is also selling his Malibu, California oceanfront property. Durant purchased the home in April 2018 for $12.05 million and is selling it with an initial list price of $13.495 million.
    If Durant's Bay Area house is indeed for sale, it is a little curious given The Undefeated reported KD would be closer to the new arena than his current commute to Oracle Arena.
    Kevin Durant's free-agent decision looms large for Golden State. He has made it clear that he doesn't know what he'll do next summer. But if the two-time Finals MVP decides to stay with the Warriors, his commute would actually become easier. Durant's condo in San Francisco is not a far drive from where the new arena is being built.
    In fact, KD is the only player on the current roster living in San Francisco.
    Durant went on to detail why he chose to live in San Francisco over Oakland or some of the other possible Bay Area locations.
    "I wanted to be in the big city and mix it up a little bit," Durant explained to The Undefeated in December 2018. "It's close to the [Bay] Bridge and the practice facility and arena [in Oakland]. I wanted to try it out. I've never lived in a big city before by myself. I wanted to learn more about the flow of the city...I just like the vibe. It's chill. Relaxing. There is not too much going on, but there is still a lot going on. People are pretty cool, open and diverse...San Francisco is one of those cities that is always going to be booming. There is always going to be growth in the city. I guess you can call me a 'millennial' living there now. It puts a different perspective on life."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    You have an NBA player that is selling two homes, one in the city he plays in and one in a city he's rumored to be interested in going to and also buys a home in the city he's also rumored to be playing in, what team do you think said player is going to be playing for, I doubt it's the Nets.
    More home buying news affecting FA. Kawhi reported buying property in Toronto perhaps pre-saging his re-signing with the Raps, Doc also seemed a little desperate praising the guy so much that he got hit with a big fine for tampering by the league.

    I'd expect the Clips to put on the full court press for KD now that Kawhi looks to remain with the Raps.

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    One thing is very clear to me now. Clippers and Knicks are both going to go full-on press to make a Durant and Kawhi pairing happen. Kyrie rumored so strongly to Brooklyn tells me he is the odd man out of the main event free agency pitches.

    Knicks vs Clippers? We have one huge advantage. The ability to gut our assets to trade for AD to make it Durant, Kawhi, and AD.

    Recent reports say that Clippers have taken SGA off the table in trade talks for AD. Any package they offer now is going to be considerably weaker than ours. We have better draft picks and better remaining players on rookie deals. Plus, we are not in the West.

    All that said, if the Clippers get Kawhi and we get Durant, both teams have other options for additional players in free agency.

    If we get neither, man, just put the wallet away and build the right way.

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    Ok, now what are the options for KD, how long such type of injury will take to heal.... if we still take him, will it be another Porzingis cheering from the bench the whole season?

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    KD is out next year, if reports of a torn Achilles are true. Then, after recovery, going from 31 to 32... what level is he playing at? Only Dominque Wilkins defied odds and returned to form...

    So, starting in 2021-2022 season, if all goes perfectly, a 32 year old KD is back and has 2-3 seasons in him?

    Is this worth a max?

    If youíre KD... donít you simply opt in... go thru recovery and be a free agent next Summer?

    Brutal blow for NYK. Can it really be that the first big free agent signing in a decade is a 30 Yr old With a ruptured Achilles?

    Turn attention to KL and AD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafra View Post
    KD is out next year, if reports of a torn Achilles are true. Then, after recovery, going from 31 to 32... what level is he playing at? Only Dominque Wilkins defied odds and returned to form...

    So, starting in 2021-2022 season, if all goes perfectly, a 32 year old KD is back and has 2-3 seasons in him?

    Is this worth a max?

    If youíre KD... donít you simply opt in... go thru recovery and be a free agent next Summer?

    Brutal blow for NYK. Can it really be that the first big free agent signing in a decade is a 30 Yr old With a ruptured Achilles?

    Turn attention to KL and AD?
    This could turn out to be a present in disguise. His iso-offense would have amplified the Knicks' worst tendencies and his age would have been the same, increasing the likelihood of severe injuries. Better now than next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mafra View Post
    KD is out next year, if reports of a torn Achilles are true. Then, after recovery, going from 31 to 32... what level is he playing at? Only Dominque Wilkins defied odds and returned to form...

    So, starting in 2021-2022 season, if all goes perfectly, a 32 year old KD is back and has 2-3 seasons in him?

    Is this worth a max?

    If you’re KD... don’t you simply opt in... go thru recovery and be a free agent next Summer?

    Brutal blow for NYK. Can it really be that the first big free agent signing in a decade is a 30 Yr old With a ruptured Achilles?

    Turn attention to KL and AD?
    Quote Originally Posted by pat View Post
    This could turn out to be a present in disguise. His iso-offense would have amplified the Knicks' worst tendencies and his age would have been the same, increasing the likelihood of severe injuries. Better now than next year.
    If his prognosis is a year for recovery, Knicks would be crazy to chase him. This upends FA massively for the Knicks, I hope Kyrie does not become the focal point now. And without Durant is AD really going to want to be traded and resigned here? You guys wanted to rebuild the right way, Knicks may not have a choice, we better hope RJ is a star.

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