Kevin Durant and free agency 2019 have become like synonyms to each other in the past few days. Every time one of them is mentioned, the other name also comes around in the conversation. If Durant would not have been injured in the finals, there would have no doubts regarding his plans. But now recovering from his ruptured Achilles tendon, his future team is yet to be decided.
The Golden State Warriors are ready for a max deal north of $220 million for an injured Durant, but he seems not to be interested. It has made all the other NBA teams get in line and bid him an interesting offer. Here are the main NBA teams, which have the highest chances to sign in Kevin Durant for the next NBA season.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are the first and foremost choice for Kevin Durant, who will buy him despite his injury. The earnings by getting associated with the Knicks will be great, along with a proper healthcare system. Although the chances of winning the next NBA finals are very less, his career would become very much stable in the Knicks.
If Kevin Durant wants to balance out between money and performance, the Brooklyn Nets are an ideal fit for him. The Nets are only second to the Knicks in terms of earning and have a much better future in terms of winning the next NBA finals. Even Kyrie Irving is joining the Nets and wants to play together with Durant, making the duo play together in the next NBA season.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have not been much associated with the name of Kevin Durant, but they have a pretty solid chance. It seems that Durant is getting tired of carrying the whole Warriors team on his shoulders and wants some rest. What could be a better team than the LA Lakers, where the duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James would do everything. Durant just needs to juggle the ball and pass them on, while they do most of the work.
Los Angeles Clippers
There is another name we can add to the list, which is none other than the Los Angeles Clippers. The team has enough money for two max players and Kawhi Leonard is one of them. It would make a lot of sense for Durant to join hands with Leonard, instead of fighting him. The two finalists will be an amazing combination and can take Clippers to the next NBA finals.