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SportKnicks could prefer Kawhi Leonard over Kevin Durant in free agency

04:46  07 june  2019
04:46  07 june  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Lakers free agency rumors: LeBron James has been in ‘contact’ with Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler

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The Toronto Raptors and forward Kawhi Leonard are two victories away from an NBA championship. Meanwhile, Leonard 's star counterpart for Golden Within the next month, both players will become free agents . Linked more to the New York Knicks than any other team, it was previously a near

Could the New York Knicks sign both Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard in NBA free agency ? However, Durant and Leonard looked like the two best players in the NBA during the postseason. If the Knicks do have a realistic chance at landing both superstars, the front office would have to jump at

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The Toronto Raptors and forward Kawhi Leonard are two victories away from an NBA championship. Meanwhile, Leonard's star counterpart for Golden State remains sidelined.

These are the two biggest stories heading into Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday night.

While Leonard’s team is coming off an impressive Game 3 victory in Oakland, Kevin Durant remains sidelined with a calf injury.

Within the next month, both players will become free agents.

Linked more to the New York Knicks than any other team, it was previously a near certainty that Durant would be heading to the Big Apple. We’re not sure where that stands at this point.

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Kawhi Leonard , left, battling Kevin Durant this season.Credit The encoded assumption is that Durant would be the pick of a fine free - agent litter. The grandest stars run year after year deep into the playoffs, and over the course of their careers will wind up playing extra seasons’ worth of games.

Lakers free agency rumors: LeBron James has been in ‘contact’ with Kawhi Leonard , Jimmy Butler. The 34-year-old star has already begun attempting to recruit upcoming free agents , according to a report from ESPN.

What we do know is the Knicks are reportedly prepared to make a full-court press to sign Leonard. According to Steve Popper of Newsday, there are some within the Knicks’ organization who prefer Leonard over Durant.

“While Durant’s flirtation with New York has been immersed in talk of branding deals and production opportunities, there is a contingent in the Knicks front office that is enamored not just with Leonard’s two-way talents on the court, but with the fact that he would bring little drama with him,” Popper reported.

That’s an interesting tidbit from Popper. Durant’s ability to handle the bright lights of New York City has come under question during a drama-filled 2018-19 season with the Warriors.

However, he might be a more logical option than Leonard. If the Raptors’ star were to bring a title to Toronto, it would be hard for him to leave Canada.

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NBA fans can’t forget about the time Kevin Durant called Kawhi Leonard a ‘system’ player People don't forget.

Lakers free agency rumors: LeBron James has been in ‘contact’ with Kawhi Leonard , Jimmy Butler. The 34-year-old star has already begun attempting to recruit upcoming free agents , according to a report from ESPN.

Focusing on a report indicating that the New York Knicks could prefer Kawhi Leonard to Kevin Durant once NBA free agency opens. Within the next month, both will be free agents . Linked more to the New York Knicks than any other team, it was previously a near certainty that Durant would be

Then again, the Knicks might be on the verge of striking out on Kyrie Irving. It’s also not a foregone conclusion that Durant bolts Northern California once the calendar flips to July.

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