Nyx's rhetoric for top players who want to be here for a new culture, mood and captivating head coach in David Fiscale will be put to the test Sunday night at 6pm. Irving officially became a free agent, and Nix has space for two max slots. Irving already seems like a loss that is expected to sign with the nets without meeting with Nix. Durant's unloading was no longer considered to be a huge golden cover ever. This is as much a risk as the reward after his Achilles tear drives him out next season and he will be 32 years old when he reunites. The dreamy scenario that Durant will come along with another star will have to be Leonard as Irving, and Camba Walker (Boston) is almost certainly out of the way.
According to a source, Walker's family, including his mother, was not interested in returning to New York.
The Knicks looked like long shot for Leonard, although ESPN announced on Saturday that Durant and Leonard could be opened to join the Knicks as one of the possible destinations.  Yes, Durant will talk through a videoconference or meet with representatives from the four clubs that are in pursuit ̵
Durant refused to meet Nicks in 2016, so the brass considered his inclusion to be a positive development. Nix also plans to meet with Leonard in Los Angeles next week.
The Golden State still looks like a threat to hold Durant – with an opportunity to offer an extra 50 million dollars and a fifth a year that can now be more appealing to the restoring superstar. Warriors can offer a five-year, $ 221 million super-max deal compared to Knicks / Nets / Clippers for four years, $ 164 million – a difference of $ 57 million
Former Durant and Kendrick Perkins hesitated between the belief that Nix and Nets were favorites, then an interesting twitter came out on Friday.
"Brooklyn, New York and Clippers are stronger because if I'm KD, it's hard to turn [down] that Super Max with GS!" Perkins posted on Twitter.
Warriors general manager According to reports, Bob Myers heads to New York City over the weekend, hoping to meet Durant personally. They have alternative plans for their $ 72 million space, which includes the signing of free agents from the second to the third level to deals with one-year and two-year deals.
They have an interest in Terry Rosier's Guards and Julius Randel and Bobby Portis, a limited free agent. They have a slight interest in the DeMarcus Cousins Center for a one-year deal.
Durant, however, is available but can also be decided on the basis of other additions. The Nicks were favorites before Achilles' trauma. There are so many connections, starting with his agent, Rich Clyman, a New York fan and longtime friend of Nix.
"We will sell who we are as people and our ability to connect and connect with the players, support them and give them the best form to let them be their best fellow citizens. That will ultimately help us win, "said Perry for Yahoo Sports.
Knicks go out of disaster 17-65 and have a new theme if they encounter Leonard, Durant and Irving. They will continue to develop their stock of young players selected from the last three projects.
"We pay no attention to the noise," Perry said. "We will continue to be opportunistic and build this in the right way."
Beyond Kleiman, Durant has connections with Knicks Royal Ivey's coach.
"[Durant] wants to live in New York," The NBA source said recently:
Durant is recovering in New York after surgery at the Special Surgery Hospital. Durant is the mentor of Alonso Trier, who plays basketball in Oklahoma City, and a close friend with DeAndre Jordan, whom Nix would like to return. – Influencing Irving Cause. Brooklyn still gives Durant a chance to live in the city, but this is not a hereditary move. "It's nothing for Nix," Jefferson told Post. "I just think they're already involved in the conversation with Nix, the Lakers, Clippers and all the things I've heard. They were one of those outside these three largest. But people really watch and see that there is potential. "
If Nix goes with second and third level freelance agents, the mantra will continue to be" patience. " upgrade to the security point. Nix has no power on the list, and Randle is a young bull who is underutilized, but he has athletic talent that Nix wants from his big ones.
– left an unrestricted free agent.
"He is a beast, playing hard, but he can only get here because of how he sees the game," said an NBA scout. "I'm not sure about his basketball intelligence and perimeter shooting. And he is not the most conscientious defender. "
If pairing KD-Kyrie or Kawhi-KD turns into Rozier-Randle, it will not be surprising. Knicks have not been very lucky over the past 18 years.