He just had a serious injury scare. Is Durant going to opt in for $6.7 million less, forgo his plan to get that 4 year contract at 35% of the cap, risk injury in that year that could cost him over $100 million just to play with Kyrie in Boston? Would you do that? Would any agent with even a spec of intelligence advise Durant to do that?Why would any agent advise him going to the dumpster fire that is the Knicks? (Well I guess Rich Kleinman would given that he's openly fantasized about running and/or owning the Knicks)
The entire Durant thing is really weird no matter what he does.
Well, that's a whole other issue. Durant and players, I think, don't give the idea of bad of bad ownership situations enough thought. I think they think just being there and getting another good player will turn things around, regardless of ownership, coaching or management.
Case in point, Lebron in LA.
But, financially, New York makes a ton of sense for Durant and that's what I was referring to in the comment about his agent. If Durant actually did blow out his Achilles, there is a possibility he would have lost that last giant contract. He didn't but is he going to risk putting off that mega contract another year after having that scare? I don't think so.
Personally, if Durant sees NYK can't put another star with him, I could see Durant deciding not to go there.