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Kevin Durant has said he will be honest about his impending free agency next summer, but the rumors have expectedly already begun to swirl.
Everyone will be speculating where Durant will land, or if he will even consider leaving Golden State. Durant will have his choice of teams to go to, but at this point in his career, it's his legacy he should and will be most worried about.
There's one place that could help him cement his spot as an all-time great, New York.
Chris Haynes is reporting there is a "very good shot" Durant could walk away from Silicon Valley in favor of the Big Apple. The Knicks are a team loaded with young potential and could be a perfect spot for Durant to be the guy to carry this young group to contention or even a championship.
That's where Durant's legacy comes in. Winning a championship in New York will put him higher on the all-time list than anything he has or could accomplish with four all-stars as teammates in Golden State.
Durant has already openly praised Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis, who's coming off an ACL injury last season. The Knicks are set to have enough cap space for at least one max deal and with a few simple moves could find their way to enough space for two max contracts.
It's been reported that Kyrie Irving will be the Knicks top target this summer in free agency, but Durant will be the biggest prize of the summer if he can be had.
Durant has shown since he joined the Warriors that the narrative around him being "a snake" and not being able to win a championship without his all-star teammates can get to him mentally and emotionally. Going to the Knicks and having success there would eliminate all of that.
Winning in Golden State made Durant a hero, but winning in New York would make him a legend. As we know, heroes always get remembered, but legends never die.
If Durant wants to be the NBA legend he speaks about, then him signing with the New York Knicks is more real of a possibility than most people think right now.
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