Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant could be the hottest free agent in 2019. In this picture, Durant of the Golden State Warriors poses for a picture during the Golden State Warriors media day in Oakland, California, Sept. 24, 2018. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has a good chance of being lured to the New York Knicks next summer.

Durant could become the hottest free agent in 2019 after signing another one-plus-one deal earlier this summer and has been linked with a potential Warriors exit, with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Knicks being the two main reported destinations.

The Lakers seem to be the favorites, especially going by some reports, however, the Knicks have a "very good shot" of signing Durant, according to ESPN's Chris B. Haynes.

"I will say this. New York Knicks have a very good shot at luring KD away from the Bay Area," Haynes said on FS1's "Undisputed" recently. "The reason I say that is his business partner Rich Kleiman is based in New York, huge Knicks fan. Their business is located and based in New York. KD's dad is a big Knicks fan."

"The same allure that LeBron had towards the Los Angeles Lakers, just the building, the culture, is the same thing, same way I know that KD feels about the Knicks," he said.

It's not the first time Durant has been linked with the Knicks.

ESPN's Zach Lowe suggested earlier this summer that New York will definitely approach him while Marc Stein of the New York Times believes a move to Madison Square Garden is possible, albeit in 2020. Former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Enes Kanter also joked that he would try recruiting him to the Knicks this summer.

It's definitely a possibility as well. The Knicks will have the cap space for a max contract next year, potentially for another free agent as well, and being located in the biggest market in the world with Madison Square Garden being the venue has its own draw.

For now, Durant is focused on the upcoming season as he plans on being "transparent" about his free agency decision.

"I dealt with it before," the 30-year-old recently told ESPN. "I just try to be as honest as I can. I'm not going to tell people what I'm thinking. ... Some days I think about my free agency, some days I don't. Some days I think about what my future looks like, some days I don't. I'm just human. That's just natural for me."

"But I can't sit down and talk to people about it because I want to keep playing, I want to focus on the season. So I know the questions are going to come. I know a lot of people are going to speculate and print rumors and sources, but nobody's heard from me about anything, so it's just all speculation at this point," he added.

Durant averaged 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists during the regular season last year and will be looking to not only help the Warriors to a threepeat this season, but to win a third championship for himself as well as a potential third NBA Finals MVP award.