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Top Three Landing Spots for Kevin Durant

Updated on June 13, 2019
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Zachary is a diehard NBA fan and most importantly a Knicks fan who loves the daily and entertaining grind of professional basketball.

The Hype Around Durant

Kevin Durant has won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award 1x, Finals MVP 2x, is a 10x All Star, and also a 4x scoring champ. In his 12 years of professional basketball, Durant has proven repeatedly why he is deserving of a max contract and once he opts out of his current contract then the offers should come pouring in. Even with a torn achilles, teams are still interested in Kevin Durant, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The top three teams that Kevin Durant should consider are the Knicks, Clippers, and Warriors.

Once Durant opts out, the free agency madness surrounding him will begin.

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1. New York Knicks

2018-19 W/L: (17-65)

Valuables: Two Max Spots, Third Pick in 2019 Draft, Young Core

From the Bottom to the Top...Maybe

The New York Knicks have been confident in their ability to sign not one, but two stars to their team this offseason. With two max spots in their pocket, the sky is the limit but the ground is in reach also. The effects of Kevin Durant signing with the Knicks would be beneficial to both parties.

Durant’s ability to mentor young players during the 2019-20 season like Kevin Knox and R.J. Barrett would enhance their basketball IQ and drive them to become better players. As Durant rehabs, he would be able to show the younger players how to properly place themselves in position to become top players in the NBA.

Durant would also be able to change the perception that people have of him. If he were able to bring the Knicks a championship then he would be considered a New York legend and also one of the best basketball players ever. Bringing a championship to the Knickerbockers would bring the team to a level they have not seen since the 70s.



2. Los Angeles Clippers

2018-19 W/L: (48-34)

Valuables: Good Young Core, Playoff Experience, and Experienced Front Office

Mediocre to Meteorite

The Los Angeles Clippers have a young core that would work around Kevin Durant in a substantial way. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Montrezl Harrell, and Landry Shamet are three young players who can work great with Durant while they continue to develop. Also, Lou Williams would still be under contract and he will be able to fire up the offense while Durant is off the floor. The Clippers also have space for another max spot so Durant could be able to recruit someone else to the team with him.

As Kevin Durant knows, due to the past year's playoffs, the Clippers have playoff experience and a front office who knows how to build a team. Starting off with Steve Ballmer, the owner of the Clippers, who is always committed to the team operating at its best, Durant will always be confident in the team's best interests. Along with Doc Rivers and Jerry West, the Clippers and Durant would be in good hands.

Team's Credentials

Teams
Previous Year's Record
Team Championships
New York Knicks
17-65
2
Los Angeles Clippers
48-34
0
Golden State Warriors
57-25
6

3. Golden State Warriors

2018-19 W/L: (57-25)

Valuables: Championship Core, Familiarity

The Marathon Continues..

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Steve Kerr, 73-9, 5 straight Finals. Need I say more? Kevin Durant will not be risking anything by re-signing with the Golden State Warriors. They will be able to continue their dominant run and he will keep racking up the accolades. Durant can use his option and stick with the Warriors for only one year or he can sign a 5 year contract that will keep him in the Bay Area for most of the rest of his career.

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The Truth

No matter where Kevin Durant signs, he will make a great impact as he recovers from his injury and an even bigger impact when he returns. The way Durant scores and contributes to the teams he plays on cannot be duplicated and that is what makes Kevin Durant a top player in the National Basketball Association. The Knicks, Clippers, and Warriors should feel lucky to be in consideration for such a dominant force in the league. The 30-year old All-NBA forward will prosper wherever he signs and I wish him a healthy recovery from his surgery and I believe that he will come back even better.

© 2019 Zachary Perry

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      Mikey Karlovsky 

      4 weeks ago

      Agreed bro, I just feel KD will now accept his player option with GS then go for a max in 2020

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