If this report is true, the New York Knicks were not one of the teams granted a meeting with Kevin Durant when free agency kicks off on July 1.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical — Durant’s reps at Roc Nation are working to set up meetings with the Celtics, Warriors, Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder, among others.
The meetings are expected to take place in New York, but teams are still awaiting word on a location.
The Thunder remain the frontrunners to re-sign Durant, likely on a one-plus-one-year deal that will allow Durant to return to free agency in the summer of 2017, league sources said. But more than any other rival suitor, the Warriors have Durant’s attention, league sources said.
Durant’s public and private criteria for the free-agent selection process have pertained to a singular focus: the chance to win titles immediately.
The Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards wants meetings, but currently sit on the outside looking in.
Durant is reportedly supposed to make a decision before publicity tour in the Far East on July 9th and a decision is expected before he departs.