Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kevin Durant could miss a year with Achilles’ injury, ‘The whole NBA just changed’
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Kevin Durant could miss up to a year with what the Golden State
Warriors fear is an Achilles’ injury — and the entire complexion of the
NBA has changed as a result.
The Knicks, Nets, Lakers and Clippers are all thought to be leading contenders for Durant, but will they all still pursue him knowing he could miss up to a year? Durant is slated to undergo an MRI on Tuesday after going down in the second quarter of Game 5 Monday night.
“The NBA just changed,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said on air. “The NBA just changed. Next year teams are crawsling all over themselves to get Durant. There’s going to be this pecking order. Teams are making trades to clear salary-cap space. The thought was he’s going to be available on the market.”
The Knicks, for example, were thought by many around the league to be the leading contenders to land Durant in free agency this summer. Some reports had Durant already purchasing property in the New York area.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.