The Knicks will have two max salary slots in the offseason following their trade with the Mavericks late last month.
The Warriors could be worried about losing Kevin Durant this summer.
The Knicks will have two max salary spots in the offseason following their trade with the Mavericks late last month and they’re expected to pursue the 30-year-old star if he becomes a free agent. Golden State believes New York may have a chance to land Durant, The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported in his newsletter Tuesday.
“The threat of the Knicks’ persuading Durant to leave one of the most dominant teams in league history has never felt more real to the Warriors themselves.”
Warriors general manager Bob Myers addressed Durant’s impending choice earlier this week at a press conference.
“I feel like all of our players are happy and want to stay with us and continue with us,” Myers said. “That’s how I feel. But … I’ve only worked in the NBA as an agent and in this capacity.”
Durant has won back-to-back NBA titles and Finals MVP awards in his two seasons with the Warriors. The nine-time All-Star is averaging 27.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in 2018-19.
The Warriors will enter their game Wednesday against the Spurs in a first place in the Western Conference standings with a 37-15 record.