The New York Knicks and their fans woke up this morning in daze. Their coveted free agent prize, Kevin Durant, most likely has a torn right Achilles.
The whole basketball world knows about Durant and the connection with the Knicks. That dream of signing Durant has now flew out the window.
The Knicks still have the opportunity to sign Durant, but it does not seem likely or a good idea. Durant could miss the entire next season with this injury, depending on the severity of the injury.
However, the biggest concern is that Durant may never be the same player again. The Knicks should not be taking a chance on that despite how good Durant is, or was depending on how he comes back.
It is not the end of the world, but a lot of Knicks fans were banking on Durant coming to New York. If Durant was smart, he would opt into next years contract, worth 31.5 million.
A majority of Knicks fans saw all the hopes and dreams of being a contender next season crumble when Durant went down. Again, it is not the end of the world, but a lot of Knicks fans will need time to regroup.