The New York Knicks are reportedly only willing to sign three players to a max contract this offseason.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irvingand Kawhi Leonard are the players the Knicks view as being worthy of max deals.
Berman noted that the only way the Knicks would sign a player like guard Kemba Walker to a max contract is if they also sign Durant and he requests that they sign Walker as well.
New York has space to sign two players to max deals, and the combination of KD and Kyrie may be the Knicks' top priority. Per Berman, FS1's Ric Bucher said Durant and Irving have met twice to discuss playing together, and if they do, it will be for the Knicks or Brooklyn Nets.
SNY's Ian Begley reported this month that teams in pursuit of Irving believe he favors signing with the Nets over anyone else.
After tearing his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Durant may miss the entire 2019-20 season. That would make Kyrie the go-to guy next season if New York manages to sign them both.