Two-time NBA champion forward Kevin Durant, who signed a four-year, $164 million max deal with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency last summer, talked on why he chose the Nets instead of the Knicks:
“I just like the organization as far as just the direction they were going in. A bunch of young guys that played in the playoffs before. I think the Knicks players, they’re good young players but they still need a little bit more experience to match where I was in my career. So it was nothing major against the Knicks. I just think Brooklyn is farther along in the process of being a contender,” Durant said, per Coby Green of SNY.
This past season, the 31-year-old averaged 26.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.1 blocks per game for the Warriors.