The 2019 free agency class is set to be a massive one in the NBA world. This past month saw LeBron James head to the Los Angeles Lakers and DeMarcus Cousins jump to the Golden State Warriors, but next summer could be even bigger.
Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler, among others, are set to be free agents in the summer of 2019. And there's already serious talk that several All-Star players could be on the move.
The New York Knicks are being mentioned as a potential destination for several of these top players. The Knicks are set to have a lot of cap space and will be making a big push for many of these stars.
One current Knicks player, Enes Kanter, believes all three of Durant, Butler and Irving could be in play. He said on Colin Cowherd's show today that he's heard that all of them are interested in playing in New York.
It might seem crazy, but ESPN's Zach Lowe has already reported that the Knicks are planning on making a run at Durant in 2019. And reports suggested that Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler have been talking about playing together.
"A league source close to the situation told the Sun-Times on Tuesday that Kyrie Irving and former Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler are still trying to figure out a way to play together. Whether that means the Celtics try and acquire Butler this summer or the two simply wait a year, both opt out of their player options after the season, and join forces that way.
Either way, the two former Team USA Basketball teammates are looking for a destination to build an elite backcourt, whether that's in Celtics green or elsewhere in the East," the Sun Times reports.
The NBA is only going to get crazier from here. Stay tuned.