Most people think that Kevin Durant would be crazy to leave the Warriors, especially if the Dubs finish this season by winning their third consecutive title as many expect.
At the same time, these same people believe that Durant, who can withdraw from his contract this summer and become a free agent, will leave the Bay Area and join the New York Knicks this offseason.
The rumors ran for months about the NBA Finals MVP Finals' double goal of heading to the Big Apple and teaming up with Kyrie Irving.
Although it still seems ridiculous to think that Durant would leave one of the biggest dynasties in the NBA because of the Knicks' malfunction, it's apparently quite assured, according to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report.
"After all I've heard, it 's done. Yes, it' s going away," Bucher told Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports at the time. edition of "The Herd" on Wednesday, about Durant going to the Knicks.
Bucher thinks Durant wants to leave the Warriors to be praised as a two-time MVP for the NBA Finals.
"It's not a matter of not loving or appreciating what it has," Bucher said. "But being here, I can tell you that Kevin Durant has never been fully embraced by the Warriors' followers, and even from a national perspective, has never received the reward you would expect for a guy who has been the final of the NBA. Most helpful player of their last two championships, it's still the team of Steph, but also Steph, Klay, Draymond, thanks KD for helping us win these last two games, without ever getting the slightest desert.
"So, now that he's done that, it's a question of" Where can I go and I can do it? "I can be the centerpiece and I will be incredibly appreciated. "I can tell you a place: the New York Knicks, the New York Knicks fans, Madison Square Garden, if he brings them to the conference finals, as long as they did not do it for several decades, he will be loved as he has never been at Golden State after winning two championships. "
It seems that Bucher shoots in most cases.
It's not that he does not intend to say that it's "done", but it's likely that he's hearing the same thing as everyone else, that's what he's saying. that is to say, certainly coming from someone from the Knicks' camp.
Durant did his best to avoid rumors all season, taking advantage of his desire to play just basketball. The Warriors are obviously not the ones who pass this information to Bucher.[[[[RELATED: Kevin Durant ranks his top five players in NBA history]
Although the Knicks remain a possibility, it is probably even more likely that he will choose to return to the bay if the Warriors win their third consecutive title.
In the end, Durant could very well leave the Warriors to the Knicks or to another team this summer. If he does, he will have probably helped the Warriors to win three consecutive titles, while being a vital cog in one of the largest teams in the history of the NBA. He will be remembered as such.