Kevin Durant is blaming local media for his impending free agency becoming a national story.
Durant had gone more than a week without speaking to the team's beat writers prior to his outburst.
"I have nothing to do with the Knicks", Durant said at a press conference last weekend.
"As a player, knowing I have to talk to media, if I get an opportunity to talk to media, I want to give the fans my perspective on the game, not about business", Durant told Mike Greenberg on Get Up. I just want guys to be truthful, especially if they're gonna walk up to me in the locker room after games, and then go behind my back and write stuff like that.
The 23-year-old has not played at all this season as he continues to recover from the torn left ACL he suffered in February of 2018, and he isn't likely to play for Dallas this season either, team owner Mark Cuban told ESPN's Tim McMahon.
Durant has won two consecutive National Basketball Association titles since joining the Warriors as a free agent before the 2016-17 season. He is going to become an unrestricted free agent for the second time in his career.
Durant, who is expected to opt out of his Warriors contract after this season, has been dogged all season by speculation about whether he will re-sign with Golden State or move elsewhere this summer. I don't know who traded Porzingis.