LOOK: Dennis Smith Jr. recruiting Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant

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The buzz of New York City this coming summer promises to be the Knicks’ aspirations in free agency.

Finishing up a season that will likely see them finish with the NBA’s worst record, the Knicks have been linked to megastars. That includes champions Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

Meanwhile, likely No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Zion Williamson has indicated that he’d love to play for the Knicks.

Needless to say, there’s going to be some major roster turnovers in the Big Apple this summer. One holdover, Dennis Smith Jr., hopes that he remains with the Knicks through said changes.

Just recently acquired from the Dallas Mavericks in the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster, Smith is out here shamelessly recruiting both Irving and KD.


As awesome as this might sound, it seems relatively ridiculous to believe that top-end stars would want to play under one of the sports world’s worst owners — James Dolan.

Even then, there’s a draw here. New York represents the nation’s largest media market. Madison Square Garden is a truly iconic venue. These will both be major factors when it comes to free-agent decisions during the summer.