Oct. 8 (UPI) — Brooklyn Nets star ahead Kevin Durant believes the New York Knicks’ model has deteriorated through the years and lots of younger gamers do not see the franchise as robust anymore.
“I feel a whole lot of followers take a look at the Knicks as a model and anticipate these youthful gamers who, of their lifetime, do not bear in mind the Knicks being good,” Durant mentioned Tuesday in an interview with Scorching 97 in New York. “I’ve seen the Knicks within the Finals, however youngsters developing after me did not see that. In order that complete model of the Knicks isn’t as cool as as an instance the Golden State Warriors, and even the [Los Angeles] Lakers or the Nets now.
“You already know what I am saying? The cool factor now isn’t the Knicks.”
Durant, who turned a free agent within the low season, signed a multiyear contract with the Nets in free company. At one level, the hypothesis through the low season was the Knicks had been anticipated to make a robust push to signal Durant.
Durant mentioned Tuesday he did not critically contemplate signing with the Knicks in free company.
“I considered it, yeah, only a thought. However I did not actually do any full evaluation on the Knicks,” Durant mentioned.
Durant, the 2013-14 NBA MVP and two-time Finals MVP, continues to get well from a ruptured Achilles he suffered within the NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors. The Nets beforehand mentioned they don’t seem to be planning on the 10-time All-Star enjoying this season.