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Sport Kevin Durant supposedly chose Nets over Knicks because of practice facility location

06:20  31 december  2019
06:20  31 december  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Kevin Durant wearing a black shirt© Mike Lawrie

According to Lakers forward Jared Dudley, the Knicks’ practice facility is inconveniently located compared to the Nets’, creating an undesirable living situation and commute to MSG. Dudley, who played last season for the Nets, said he personally relayed that message and it eventually got to Durant.

“I’d get rid of that practice facility in Westchester,” Dudley told The Athletic. “Nobody wants to live there, nobody wants to commute there. You have to get as close to the city as possible. That’s why Brooklyn got Kevin Durant. I told DeAndre Jordan who told Kevin Durant that the [Nets’] practice facility is two minutes from [Barclays Center]. They didn’t even know that. I lived in the city. It took me 12 minutes to get to the practice facility.”

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The Knicks’ practice facility is actually located west of Westchester in Tarrytown, and about 30 miles from MSG. During rush hour, the drive is well over an hour. Most of the Knicks don’t live in New York City because the majority of time is spent at the practice facility.

The Nets, by contrast, opened their $50 million practice facility four years ago about three miles from Barclays Center in Sunset Park.

Jordan played two months with the Knicks last season and, according to the New York Times, helped sway his good buddy Durant to the Nets. Jordan also signed with the Nets in the summer of a four-year deal.

For Dudley, this isn’t the first reference to the Knicks’ practice facility being problematic. He said the same thing before free agency.

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“If you want to be here in Brooklyn, if some players want to live in the city and you can drive 10-15 minutes to practice, or do you want to go all the way to Westchester and take an hour and have a driver? You know what I mean?” Dudley said.

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Reggie Bullock could make his season debut for the Knicks on Wednesday against the Blazers. The shooting guard, who signed in the summer, had offseason back surgery and recently started practicing.

“We’ve got practice (Tuesday) and then we’ll make the final call if he’s ready to play the next day,” interim coach Mike Miller said. “think that will be the easiest way.”

“I think a lot of it is just him having the days to kind of build himself up. If you look at it, everybody else had a training camp and preseason games. This guy’s coming off an injury, so he has to rehab and he needs a little bit of time to be comfortable and be confident with everything. I think he’s doing well with that.”

Dabo Swinney tries to downplay conspiracy theories about practicing, playing in New Orleans against LSU .
The Clemson head coach has had a second job trying to explain away things that fans have gotten up in arms about ahead of the National Championship Game.The latest popped up on Saturday as his Tigers went through their final practice of the year. While the team was set to have their session at Tulane’s facilities, weather that rolled through the Big Easy forced a change of plans and Clemson subsequently practiced at a ballroom in their hotel.

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