Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant could be the highest-profile free agent in 2019. In this picture, Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors drives on Tim Hardaway Jr. #3 of the New York Knicks at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, Jan. 23, 2018. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter would love to be teammates with Kevin Durant again and revealed he will try to recruit him ahead of potential free agency next year.

Durant and Kanter were teammates at the Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC) for two years until the former made the controversial move to the Golden State Warriors in 2016, just months after OKC were eliminated by them in the playoffs.

Kanter was one who repeatedly spoke out against Durant and gave him a hard time over the move, though he recently admitted the move hurt him and his teammates at the time more so because of how it happened.

But now with the Knicks, the 26-year-old could face the prospect of teaming up with the Warriors star again. Durant signed a one-plus-contract this summer that could make him an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

While there's a likelihood of him remaining with the Warriors, there are also reports speculating he could either leave for the Los Angeles Lakers or the New York Knicks for a new challenge.

The Knicks will have the cap space next year to bring in high-profile free agents. In addition, they are located in the biggest market in the world while the lure of Madison Square Garden as well as the city itself should be a factor according to Kanter.

"I’ve been hard on him [Durant] the last two years," Kanter said on Sirius XM Radio, as quoted on the New York Post. "As soon as I learned he’s becoming a free agent, he’s my best friend. I can’t say enough of the guy. He’s the best scorer to ever play the game. Who wouldn’t want KD to wear a New York uniform?"

"We are New York. He’s a free agent. We need to use that. We are the best city in the world. That could draw a lot of attention for free agents. I would love for him to be my teammate again. When he was my teammate [in OKC], he was an amazing teammate, amazing character, scorer and basketball player on court and off the court, too. I would love to see him be my teammate again."

The New York Post also mentioned this bit:

Kanter added he will “try to recruit him” after the season, though acknowledged his late-June overtures to LeBron James didn’t go over well.

Durant's future will likely be a topic of interest throughout the 2018/19 NBA season. However, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is not too bothered by the speculation as he looks to guide the Warriors to a three-peat this season, which would make them the first team to achieve it since the Lakers did it from 2000 to 2002.

"You don’t worry about that," Kerr said. "This year is this year. We’ll worry about all that stuff later on when the time comes. This is about this season. We’ll see where it goes."