Kevin Durant's Achilles injury occurred nine days ago in Toronto.
ESPN's Jay Williams, and Durant friend and a partner with Durant's manager Rich Kleiman on "The Boardroom" told The Post it's too early for the Warriors superstar to figure out out what the injury means for his free-agent future. Williams has spoken with Durant since the devastating injury.
"I think Kevin right now is still trying to deal with post-surgery," Williams said Tuesday at a Madison Avenue Draft event. "That's his first and foremost thing. You do what you do to your Achilles on that stage, it takes a minute to recalibrate. You can not just go back to business. But Kevin has to make the best decision for Kevin. I've told him that. Rich Kleiman has told him that. "
It's been believed Kleiman, and New Yorker, has looked to sell the Knicks on Durant
The Post has reported that Durant has until June 29 ̵
The Knicks are still interested, believing if there is any player who can come back from this debilitating injury, it's Durant, who would be 32 to start the 2020-21 campaign
In the past, Williams was outspoken in wondering if the Knicks were a good fit for Zion Williamson because of the owner James Dolan. But Williams, and the Jersey product, declined to weigh in on Durant's fit as Knick.
"Kevin coming back (in Game 5) shows he's kind of like the people's champ," Williams said. "He always wants to win no matter what. He will sacrifice his body. I think it's time for Kevin to do what's in the best interest of Kevin Durant. ''
Williams, who starred at Duke before a motorcycle accident curtailed his NBA career, believes in Blue Devil penetrating shooting guards as RJ Barrett deal. Odds are, Barrett will fall into the Knicks' lap at No.
"This year for RJ was tougher," Williams said. "You play with Zion, then he goes down and he needs to be a volume scorer. In college they stack the paint with no illegal defense. You are not going to get the true spacing on the NBA level. ''