NBA

The Knicks Are Favorites to Land KD and 16-1 to Win the 2020 NBA Title

The end of this NBA season will bring and end to the contracts of both Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant and likely the demise of the Warriors’ dynasty. According to the Superbook at Westgate Las Vegas, the New York Knicks are the favorite to land KD next season. Because of this and ONLY because of this, the Knicks are the seventh favorite team to win the 2020 NBA Title.

So why would Kevin Durant give up seemingly guaranteed championships every year? Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report says it is because KD doesn’t feel at home and is under appreciated. Ya think? He is the second best player in the world and the fans could not care less if he was on the team or not. No matter how many NBA Finals MVP’s he gets, the Golden State Warriors will always be Steph Curry’s team.

Not sure why the Knicks are KD’s first choice. Very few solid reasons have been given as to why the Knicks are the favorite to land him. The most concrete reason is that he wants to prove that he can win a championship by himself as the face of a franchise. A team where he doesn’t play second fiddle to anyone else. He’s been called names like “snake” and “ring chaser” and “Kevin”. But now he just wants a fanbase to call him “their guy”. It’s about legacy now. If he goes to another team and wins another championship, but this time, without the help of 3 other top 20 players, he will begin to be included in the top 5 all time debates.

I can see why the Knicks would be an attractive spot. He gets to play at the basketball Mecca, Madison Square Garden 40 times a year. They will most likely get Zion Williamson number one overall in the draft. And, they may even get Kyrie Irving in free agency. He will have all the pieces he needs there. Oh, and he will get PAID. Paid as much as he would ever want by that god forsaken franchise.

Here is what the starting lineup would look like if everything falls into place:

PG- Kyrie Irving
SG- Kevin Knox
SF- Zion Williamson
PF- Kevin Durant
C- DeAndre Jordan

Check out the full list of 2020 title odds below: (From Si.com)

Golden State Warriors: 7/4
Milwaukee Bucks:  9/2
Boston Celtics: 7/1
Philadelphia 76ers: +1000
Houston Rockets: +1000
Los Angeles Clippers: +1600
New York Knicks: +1600
Los Angeles Lakers: +2000
Toronto Raptors: +2000
Denver Nuggets: +2500
Oklahoma City Thunder: +2500
Brooklyn Nets: +3000
Utah Jazz: +4000
Portland Trail Blazers: +4000
Dallas Mavericks: +5000
San Antonio Spurs: +6000
Indiana Pacers: +8000
Orlando Magic: +10000
Atlanta Hawks: +10000
Chicago Bulls: +10000
Sacramento Kings: +10000 
Detroit Pistons: +30000 
Charlotte Hornets: +30000 
Miami Heat: +30000 
Washington Wizards: +30000 
Cleveland Cavaliers: +30000 
Minnesota Timberwolves: +30000
Memphis Grizzlies: +30000
New Orleans Pelicans: +30000 
Phoenix Suns: +30000

Big time “cover their ass” move by Vegas to go ahead and put the Knicks at 16-1. If KD was not in contention to land there, they would be at +30000 with the Suns.

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