Knicks Are Betting Favorites To Sign Durant, Irving

May 22, 2019 - 2:05 pm


Where will Kevin Durant land this offseason? Where will Kyrie Irving sign? Those are the two most pressing questions of the NBA offseason, which hasn't even begun yet. In New York, that's all Knicks fans can talk about right now. 

Excitement is in the air and for good reason. The Knicks are the betting favorites to sign Durant and Irving this summer, according to Bovada. The Knicks are currently set at -125 to sign Durant and the odds are even to sign Irving. 

The Warriors are next for Durant at +175, followed by the Clippers at +500, Nets at +600 and Lakers at +650. 

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The Nets are next for Irving at +250, followed by the Celtics at +290, Lakers at +350 and Clippers at +1100. 

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving

Durant is expected to bolt from the Warriors this summer and sign elsewhere and has been linked to the Knicks for months, but nobody knows exactly where he will go just yet. The NBA free agency period begins July 1st and NBA and especially Knicks fans are counting down the days until the mayhem begins. 

New York Times NBA reporter Marc Stein reported that the Clippers have emerged as a "dangerous threat" to sign Durant. Stein also noted though that trusted insiders have also said Durant is already planning to join the Knicks and also said he'll consider the Nets. 

Irving, who early in the season essentially verbally committed he would stay in Boston, has very much backed off that statement. Nobody really expects Irving at this point to stay with the Celtics, and it doesn't appear their fan base would care too much if he left. Reports have come out that the Lakers are very much in play for Irving, who could join his old teammate in Cleveland, LeBron James. 

The rumors of who signs where and the drama that is the NBA offseason is tremendously entertaining. This will be a fun summer, and Knicks fans hope the odds end up in their favor when it counts come July.