Knicks reportedly could float MSG TV show to entice Kevin Durant
The New York Knicks are the presumed front-runners to sign Kevin Durant this coming offseason should the superstar leave the Golden State Warriors, and the organization reportedly would be willing to pull out all the stops to lure him to the Big Apple.
The New York Post’s Marc Berman reports that the Knicks could dangle a television show on MSG Network to entice Durant once he hits free agency, as expected. In fact, “industry insiders” believe Durant will be offered his own show should he sign with the Knicks.
The Knicks not surprisingly saw their ratings on MSG Network tank as badly as the team did on the court during an NBA-worst 17-65 2018-19 campaign, with a precipitous 38% drop from the previous season. It goes without saying that Durant joining the team would undoubtedly usher in a ratings bonanza for the Knicks.
Further, floating the possibility of hosting his own show presumably would be of great interest to Durant, as he reportedly aspires to escape the shadows of the superstar-laden Warriors and carve out his own path.
Durant joining the Knicks is practically viewed as an inevitability at this point, with “several” of his Warriors teammates and “some” of his former teammates convinced that will be the case.
Further, an unidentified agent of another upcoming top-tier free agent recently opined it’s simply a “matter of putting pen to paper.”
So, is Durant heading to the Knicks as much of a “done deal” that some have speculated? That remains to be seen, but offering Durant his own TV show certainly sweetens the offer, not to mention undoubtedly help the Knicks dig out of their ratings quagmire.