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NFT: Durant has had surgery for achilles tendon according to sham

nygiants16 : 6/12/2019 3:57 pm
That was quick
Durant posted it on his IG  
Big Rick in FL : 6/12/2019 3:59 pm : link
Hopefully he's back quick
See ya at the MSG presser, big fella.  
bceagle05 : 6/12/2019 4:04 pm : link
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Really nice post from Durant on IG  
Chris684 : 6/12/2019 4:06 pm : link
explaining his decision to try to play, his determination to get back to 100%, and his support of his teammates even though he pretty much the one down and out.

I'm almost back on board with signing him again, give me another few days.

Sign Durant and no one else.
No AD trade.
Draft RJ.

Spend this season not "tanking" but by trying to develop Mitch, Knox, RJ, DSJ, Frank, Trier and Dotson.

Next summer get back in the lottery with 2 chances.
Sign AD.

Ready for opening night 2020-21.



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DanMetroMan : 6/12/2019 4:11 pm : link
@KDTrey5 wheeled out to face the NY media, will bring the Donnie Walsh/@KingJames meeting full circle
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Sean : 6/12/2019 4:14 pm : link
In comment 14470612 DanMetroMan said:
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@KDTrey5 wheeled out to face the NY media, will bring the Donnie Walsh/@KingJames meeting full circle


I find it funny that BBI destroyed Woj in 2010 for reporting on the optics of Walsh in a wheelchair, people wrote to Yahoo to have him fired. His stardom has since exploded.
Francesar said that Durant played Game 5 because  
Mr. Bungle : 6/12/2019 4:14 pm : link
he's selfish.

Our own Carl Banks wasn't too thrilled with that hot take:

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I'm betting he had it done at  
MattyKid : 6/12/2019 4:24 pm : link
HSS. Great hospital
Well I hope the best for the man, whatever happens  
ChaChing : 6/12/2019 4:26 pm : link
Hope he makes it back close to full speed, Knicks or otherwise

I also think he might be able given he's not a quick twitch / high jumper type, his J is closer to a set shot than a high peaking jump. I kind of think of Melo's game - quick spin moves, for his size, great hand eye too - but couldn't jump much and wasn't an uber-athlete type

That said, achilles is pretty major, and even a little drop in athleticism can have big effects. Hope he gets most if not all of it back! Good luck KD
Ugh  
Canton : 6/12/2019 4:51 pm : link
Full achille rupture
Teams have to be insane...  
bw in dc : 6/12/2019 5:45 pm : link
to sign this guy at anything close to the max.

He's approaching 31 and won't likely be back until he's 32. And the odds are highly probably he doesn't get back to 100% of what he was. The only basketball player to get back to close to 100% was the great Nique Wilkins. A great athlete with a rubber body and out of this world physical gifts.

We've likely seen Durant's better days.
A few counters to your point  
GMEN46 : 6/12/2019 6:00 pm : link
Durant has elite shooting skills and his height allows him to release his shot at a very high point which makes it hard to block. He wonít forget how to shoot. He probably wonít ever get to 100 percent of what he was but certainly even 85 percent of Durant is still a top 20 player in the league. If he signs with the Knicks he will have basically 16-17 months to rehab because they would give him the whole season off. It gives the knicks another year to develop young players and get another lottery pick. They will go into 2020 with a ton of young players Durant and cap space to either sign another star or trade for another star. I would prefer this over signing kemba walker or jimmy butler. He would only have 3 years left on his deal itís not like this is a 6 year commitment.
Hate to say it,  
Don in DC : 6/12/2019 6:01 pm : link
but I agree with bw. This is a hard pass for me. I was all for signing KD to a max deal the moment he opted out of the Warriors contract, but after an Achilles rupture in his 30s?

Nah. He will be 32 by the time he is back in playing shape, and (according to all statistics) likely to be in steep decline. Signing him to a max contract would put the Knicks in the familiar territory of being financial bound to a declining older star who might put butts in the seats but is unlikely to bring the team into serious contention. Nope.

Also, obviously, do not trade for Davis unless he agrees to a long term deal as part of the trade.
RE: Teams have to be insane...  
ajr2456 : 6/13/2019 9:22 am : link
In comment 14470655 bw in dc said:
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to sign this guy at anything close to the max.

He's approaching 31 and won't likely be back until he's 32. And the odds are highly probably he doesn't get back to 100% of what he was. The only basketball player to get back to close to 100% was the great Nique Wilkins. A great athlete with a rubber body and out of this world physical gifts.

We've likely seen Durant's better days.


80% of Durant is still better than 90% of the league.
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