It’s a long shot that Kevin Durant signs with the Knicks. Like Donald Trump carries Massachusetts in the general election long shot. But maybe they are at least going to get in the room with him and make their pitch. Ian Begley of ESPN has this quote from Kevin Durant. There is nothing definitive in that quote, but it sounds like he’s willing to listen to what Phil Jackson is selling. We know that Carmelo Anthony is selling KD on New York. Apparently Durant likes the Derrick Rose trade a little more than I do for the Knicks. It’s an upgrade at the point, but there are a lot of questions about ball movement, health, defense, and more the Knicks have to answer. The Thunder are considered the front-runners
Eighteen months ago, Hassan Whiteside was a second-round draft pick who'd run aground in Sacramento and spent two years plying his trade in the D-League, China and Lebanon hoping to break back into the NBA, only to see his chance with the Memphis Grizzlies end in an early-season waiver. Now, after finding an opportunity to shine in South Beach with the Miami Heat, the 7-footer is in line to become an incredibly wealthy man, hitting unrestricted free agency after averaging a double-double for the second straight season, leading the NBA in blocks, finishing third in the league in rebounds while making the NBA's All-Defensive Second Team and placing third in Defensive Player of the Year voting ... and while earning just under $1 million to do it.