Kevin Durant will leave the Golden State Warriors and sign with the New York Knicks this summer, according to Ric Bucher.
“From everything I’ve heard, it’s done. Yes, he’s leaving,” said Bucher when he appeared on Colin Cowherd’s “The Herd”.
Bucher added that Durant has never truly felt embraced by the Warriors and is looking to carve out his own path with the Knicks.
“I can tell you that Kevin Durant has never been fully embraced by the Warriors faithful. And has never, from even a national perspective, been given the just do that you would expect for a guy who has been the NBA Finals MVP of their last two championships. It’s still Steph’s team. It’s still Steph, Klay, Draymond. KD thanks for coming along and helping us win these last two…So now that he’s done that, it’s a matter of, ‘Where can I go and I can get this done? I can be the centerpiece and I’m going to be unbelievably appreciated.’ I can tell you one place: The New York Knicks, the New York Knicks’ fans, Madison Square Garden. If he so much as takes them into the conference finals, for as much as they have not done for the past multiple decades, he will be beloved there like he never has been at Golden State after winning two championships.”