Looks like KD and Kyrie to the Nets was no big secret.
Former Washington Wizards power forward Bobby Portis, said that he was quite aware who would not be his teammates on the Knicks as he negotiated with the team:
Via The Athletic:
“I knew what was gonna happen in February,” he said. “We all knew that (Durant and Kyrie Irving would go to Brooklyn). Everybody knew that. I just don’t think the media knew that. Us basketball players, we all knew that.”
(No, he won’t tell you how he knows. Even players don’t reveal their sources. “I’m not going to leak my source,” he said. “But we all know where they were going. I’m protecting mine, but we all knew where they were going.”)
When Durant and Irving decided to team up remains a little unclear, but it now seems obvious that this was in the works for months.
What’s even more telling is KD lashed out at the Media for linking him with the Knicks.
I have nothing to do with the Knicks, I don’t know who traded [Kristaps] Porzingis. They’ve got nothing to do with me. I’m trying to play basketball. Y’all come in here every day, ask me about free agency, ask my teammates, my coaches, rile up the fans about it. Let us play basketball, that’s all I’m saying.
Warriors’ Kevin Durant: “I have nothing to do with the Knicks. I don’t know who traded Porzingis. It ain’t got nothing to do with me. I’m trying to play basketball. You come in here every day and ask me about free agency. …. Grow up. Grow up.” pic.twitter.com/c5TxxVLZTx
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 7, 2019
Looks like KD was never about the Knicks, it was the Nets all along.
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