ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the mother of all Woj bombs on us Saturday afternoon.
Reporting w/ @RamonaShelburne: Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard have been discussing free agent scenarios that could include a future with them playing together. For now, there are two clear possibilities for them to sign into the same franchise: Clippers and Knicks. Story soon.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019
The Knicks, eh? Yes, that would do. That would do nicely. It’s hard to believe the Knicks could compete with the Clippers, who have far better players, and who play in Kawhi’s hometown, but whatever. Kawhi and KD, baby!
There’s little of substance to Woj’s actual article, but we did definitively learn that the Knicks will get a meeting with Leonard once free agency starts. That’s not nothing! It certainly seems as if Durant is working hard to lure another superstar to New York, which likely means the Knicks are his preferred choice. That second superstar might be hard to come by, however. Kyrie wants the Nets (herb) and the other stars seems to have better destinations lined up.
Once interesting nugget that could come from this: The Clippers would have to dump Danilo Gallinari if they were to sign both KD and Kawhi. I wouldn’t give up anything of value for him — his injury history terrifies me — but he’s a damn good player when he’s healthy. Could the Knicks get Il Gallo back on a salary dump?
Let’s get some good players somehow, Knicks!