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    New York Knicks Talk

    The Knicks won the tank race, now they need a little luck
    Ian Begley

    "It's easier to find street parking in Manhattan than it is to find an NBA executive, player or coach who doesn't think Durant is going to sign with the Knicks in July.

    Some of Durant's former teammates think it's going to happen, per ESPN sources. Several of his current teammates have told friends that they think it's going to happen, sources said. Opposing agents believe it's a fait accompli: "Just a matter of putting pen to paper," is how one agent of another top free agent in the 2019 free-agent class put it.

    Why would Durant come to the Knicks when he could stay with the Golden State Warriors or sign with other teams with stronger supporting casts, such as the LA Clippers or Brooklyn Nets?

    One opposing executive monitoring Durant's situation closely believes that the opportunity to win in New York -- and push the notion that he jumped on the bandwagon to win rings in Oakland from the forefront of fans' consciousness -- is a pull for the two-time Finals MVP.

    "Winning there would change the narrative around him," one executive said. Multiple executives doing their homework on the free-agent class, though, fully expect Durant to sign with the Knicks and Irving to join him.

    Mills, Perry and Fizdale repeated that point often in the ensuing months. Fizdale said recently that he had heard praise from people around the league about how hard his team played and how they treated players, traits that haven't been associated with the team in recent seasons."

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...ed-little-luck

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    Durant annoys me. He's a baby. But it's been 2 decades since I last saw a Knicks team worth watching more than just a handful of games a year. I hope they get him.

    I don't want Kyrie, but yeah he's probably the other guy.

    Going to be disappointing though when they pull the 5th pick in the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    Going to be disappointing though when they pull the 5th pick in the draft.
    To most people. To me, 5th pick is the default they're going to get. If they can get a top 3 pick it's going to be a huge upset. The odds are very very bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    To most people. To me, 5th pick is the default they're going to get. If they can get a top 3 pick it's going to be a huge upset. The odds are very very bad
    http://www.tankathon.com/

    52.1% odds for a top 4 pick. Not sure what percentage of that is top 3. 48% chance of getting the 5th pick after the garbage season they had is just a ridiculous format. Leave it to the Knicks to bomb the same season they change the lottery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    http://www.tankathon.com/

    52.1% odds for a top 4 pick. Not sure what percentage of that is top 3. 48% chance of getting the 5th pick after the garbage season they had is just a ridiculous format. Leave it to the Knicks to bomb the same season they change the lottery.
    14.0 / 13.4 / 12.7 / 11.9 / 47.9 %

    http://www.tankathon.com/pick_odds


    bottom line is Knicks have a fifty-fifty chance of getting either the 5th pick OR a random pick 1 through 4

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    First they lose the draft lottery and now Durant supposedly tore his achilles
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    They actually were a draft lottery winner. Only had like a 40% chance to place top 3.

    So much for Durant though. The most Knicks thing ever would be to hand out a max contract to a broken player like they did with Amare. Sorry Durant. If he really wanted to come here that sucks. I respect his dedication to the Warriors and his teammates, but that really is not a good injury to have as a free agent. Who knows how much time he will miss. His best bet is to probably stay with GSW now.

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    You know what I mean as far as the draft goes
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    Knicks are reeling now that Durant is confirmed to be out with Achilles Tendon injury. Long summer ahead...

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    Stay the course, rebuild, take Barrett and hope he is better than Zion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    First they lose the draft lottery and now Durant supposedly tore his achilles
    Typical GD Knicks
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    Sign KD, sit him 2019-20. Fill second max slot to trade for bad expiring contracts to collect draft picks, tank for a lotto pick, develop Barett, Knox, Robinson, DSJ, and sign second FA in 2020-21 to play with KD

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