Same Knicks BS dream, just a different player each time.
Wouldn't it be nice to run a team with that gullible of a fan base? Propose a trade to Knicks fans to make the team better and it's "no way, we got Lebron and/or love coming over to sign as a free agent."
What do you do when Lebron and love are locked up elsewhere? Easy, tell them you'll get Durant the next year. They just bought themselves 2 more years with no expectations at all.
When Durant signing as a free agent with the Knicks dream looks dead? Easy answer again. "We will get Westbrook and Anthony Davis".
The Nets have the same plan. If the Knicks rebuild at least it's barely plausible (at least we'll be rebuilding, the Nets will just have cap space and no roster.)
The problem is they'll be teams much better with cap space (Clippers), OKC will be better than us, whoever has Lebron can set to reset in two years and get Durant, the Lakers will probably have a better roster and cap space (shall i continue?)
It's not a bad plan because it's not like the space dissapears if you don't get him, it's only a bad plan if you don't get him and then panic and pay anyone who will take it.
Not sure why people don't take this more seriously. You don't think Durant is interested in playing for Phil under an owner who isn't afraid to spend? OKC has given him nothing but shitty coaching and a cheap FO