Kevin Durant is on top of the basketball world. He is a 2x defending NBA champion and finals MVP. Unfortunately, many feel there should be an asterisk when it comes to those titles. Many believe he took the easy way out towards a championship by signing with the Golden State Warriors two summers ago.

During an appearance on FS1’s Undisputed, veteran reporter Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports said that the New York Knicks have a good chance of luring Durant away from the Warriors.

Durant, 30, has a $31.5 million player option for the 2019-20 season, meaning he can choose to hit free agency after this season. He’d join what is expected to a loaded free agent class that could also include Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, and Klay Thompson.  Making a jump to New York would make a lot of sense for Durant. Pairing Durant with Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Knox and perhaps another free agent like Irving or Butler would instantly put the team among the Eastern Conference’s heavyweights.

The summer of 2019 will be interesting. Durant’s decision will have the sort of impact around the NBA that LeBron James’ decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers had this past offseason.