Knicks: Kevin Durant purchases home in New York City

New York Knicks, Kevin Durant

The New York Knicks are one step closer to convincing superstar free agent Kevin Durant to taking his talents to the Big Apple, the primary issue, the Brooklyn Nets.

Durant has reportedly sold his Malibu home from $12.2 million, moving his belongings to New York and into his new pad. As to why someone would move to NYC in the summer while the swamp is in full effect is beyond me, however, it’s an indication of him landing there in free agency.

Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher says KD recently bought a home in New York City and has already moved his belongings there. Durant recently declined his $31.5 million player option to return to the Golden State Warriors and his reportedly angry at how they managed his injury during the finals series against the Toronto Raptors.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets, Warriors, Clippers, and Knicks are all in contention to sign the superstar. He’s soon to be 31-years-old and recently underwent surgery to fix a torn Achilles tendon. The expectation is that he will sit out for the first season of the contract he signs, which gives the Knicks a bit of breathing room considering the youth on the team.

The Knicks have $73 million in cap space this free agency period and will be looking to make a significant splash, but convincing Durant to take his talents to Madison Square Garden will not be easy.