06 Nov 2018 19:47:25
Durant to the Knicks

Silver, NBA, Kleiman, Roc Nation, Nike would all love for KD to go to the Knicks to maximize the growth of his brand, to make NY basketball relevant and to make the NBA competitive again.

Knicks are better than people give them credit for; they have a good coach in Fizdale and have drafted well recently, Porzingis (excellent pick), Knox, Ntilikina and Mitchell Robinson (all good picks).

The Knicks are also likely to get a top 5-10 pick in next year's draft that is loaded with top talent.
They should be looking to get a better PG than they have and the options are good.

Kyrie is the best case scenario, Kyrie is likely to return to the Celtics but if he leaves, his only other destination will be the Knicks, KD joining NY should tempt him to ditch the Celtics. But if Kyrie stays then the Knicks should have a very good chance to sign Terry Rozier as it is unlikely the Celtics keep both. Kemba Walker is a NY native and is very underrated, his playing like a top tier PG so far this season.

Potential Lineup:
PG - Kyrie or Rozier or Kemba
SG - Ntilikina
SF - Durant/Knox
PF - Porzingis
C - Robinson

This team would instantly be a contender in the East, and would be terrifying defensively with the length of Ntilikina, Durant, Porzingis and Robinson. Knicks can fill out their bench by adding vets on low contracts as well as their draft pick and keeping anyone who plays well this year.
The NBA would be very competitive in this scenario: the East would have at least 6 contenders Celtics, Knicks, Sixers, Bucks, Nets, Raptors (if Kawhi stays).
If Durant leaves GSW, the West would have almost all 15 teams contending for the playoffs and nearly 10 teams will feel like they can win the conference: (Warriors, Rockets, Lakers, Jazz, Nuggets, Pelicans, Blazers, Spurs, Clippers, Thunder).

Other moves that would be great for the NBA are:
- Kawhi to the Clippers
- Butler and Boogie to the Nets
- Kyrie to stay with the Celtics
- Rozier to the Suns

What are your thoughts? Does anyone else have any other scenarios that would add competitive balance to the league?

1.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 20:19:11
Fizdale isn't a good coach.

2.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 22:56:55
I think the Knicks should go easy with their cap. Porzingis is going to eat up 30 million probably this summer. By the time their '19 pick and Knox have a couple seasons under their belts maybe then the knicks will be in the market for the best player in the NBA in the off season. A lottery team adding the best player in the NBA the following season is probably pretty rare too.

3.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 00:24:02
Im not sure if Fizdale good or bad coach. But if Knicks want Durant he probably want fizdale around and moving Hardaway Lee for expiring contract is vital, Thomas get 1.5 mil early term buyout. Give Durant 40 mil per yr. Rozier 20. Vonleh mle

Trade Knox for Langford 2 2nd

Rozier/ Ntilikina/ vet
Trier/ Langford/ Caleb Martin-pickup
Durant/ Dotson/ Cody Martin-2nd
Williamson/ Vonleh/ vet
Porzingis/ Robinson/ Blitadze-2nd.

4.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 01:24:03
Lakers, Cavs both did it recently.

5.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 01:38:39
Lakers and LBJ was rare.

6.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 02:02:48
Btec they plan on signing free agents 1st than resigning Porzingis. The richest team in nba does care about luxury taxes if they win.

7.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 14:38:17
I'd be surprised if the knicks could land Rozier. He would be about where I was aiming If I had cap to spend. It's a position the knicks need for a guy they could overpay a little to get that has upside still.

8.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 14:47:07
Shiller 41 Maybe the CAVS did 5 years ago, maybe, but Durant is a warrior? Lakers?