The New York Knicks could potentially go from worst team in the league to NBA title contenders this summer with the additions of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving – both of whom reportedly have interest in teaming up in New York.
While it remains to be seen if KD and Kyrie will be wearing the orange and blue next season, Vegas Sportsbooks like the Knicks’ chances of pulling it off. Caesars currently lists the Knicks among the top-5 teams to win the NBA Championship in 2020 with odds of +1200, tied with the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers. The only two teams with better odds of hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy in 2020 are the Milwaukee Bucks (+400) and Golden State Warriors (+200).
Earlier this week, Stephen A. Smith was adamant about the fact that Irving will indeed be joining the Knicks this offseason along with Durant. In fact, Smith says Knicks owner James Dolan is prepared to give the duo whatever the hell they want.
“But from everything that I’ve been hearing over the last few days, Kyrie Irving is heading to New York City. Kyrie Irving is headed to Madison Square Garden with Kevin Durant. People in his inner circle are trying to bring the Nets into the mix, but clearly, New York is the destination. The likelihood is that it will be MSG and obviously, Max [Kellerman], and I will admit, I’m saying this for your entertainment, Max Kellerman, because I know it’s going to get you going after I say this. I am told that James Dolan himself has basically said: ‘Whatever the hell you want. I will move the hell out of the way. I will give you whatever you want. It doesn’t matter. I’ll take care of you,’ to the Kyries and the Kevin Durants of the world.”