Knicks delete Durant photo from ticket pitch on website

Knicks delete Durant photo from ticket pitch on website

There's no secret that the New York Knicks are thirsty for the services of Kevin Durant.

The portal that provides more season-ticket information had a photo of Mitchell Robinson with Durant standing in the background. Still, they made a curious photo choice when asking season-ticket holders to renew before a February 28 deadline.

Hard to imagine that this particular photo choice was an unintentional oversight. As the image spread online, it was probably easy for some observers to suspect the Knicks were sending a less-than-subtle signal about why it might be well worth it to renew season tickets.

The Knicks said in a statement to the New York Daily News the image was one of "several rotating photos on the website".

It is not unheard of for teams to use stars from opposing teams in marketing material.

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It appears that head coach Jacques Brunel is not sure what his best team looks like, or perhaps even what their best positions are.

Using an opposing player in a sales photo is not strictly against National Basketball Association rules, according to reporting from the New York Post, but Durant's contract situation has brought about concern.

Kevin Durant, for example, could be one of those free agents.

The Knicks are expected to pursue the 30-year-old Warriors star if he becomes a free agent this summer. The players were Dwight Howard and Chris Paul.

It's no secret that every team in the National Basketball Association would pick Durant up if it could, but it will ultimately be a business decision for the back-to-back Finals MVP.

Durant is averaging 27.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game.

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