Knicks Delete Image Of Kevin Durant In Pitch To Season Ticket Holders

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Rumors around the league suggests the Knicks front office are not only gunning for Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, but are nearly sure that they will sign him in free agency. So much so, they're already trying to sell him to season ticket holders.

Was it really just a coincidence that the Knicks used a photo of Kevin Durant in advertising for season-ticket renewals?

Kevin Durant, for example, could be one of those free agents. The transaction gives the Knicks two slots for super-max contracts and over $70 million in cap space this offseason, with Durant being the prized player on the market.

"Game action photos are used all the time for marketing purposes, but given everything going on, we took the precaution of taking the photo down", the Knicks explained in a statement.

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Several of the team's season-ticket holders went on social media earlier in the weekend to show off the images taken from the Knicks website, including the photo of Durant and Robinson.

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

As the Daily News pointed out, the National Basketball Association fined the Atlanta Hawks in 2013 after a letter that mentioned a pair of impending free agents, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, was sent to prospective ticket buyers. He was the NBA Finals MVP as the Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers last June.

Through his three career National Basketball Association seasons, Porzingis, the fourth overall pick of the 2015 draft, has averaged 17.8 points per game to go along with 7.1 rebounds.

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