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Knicks delete Durant photo from ticket pitch on website

Knicks delete Durant photo from ticket pitch on website

The team is clearly hedging its bets on landing Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving or both, and in one of the Knicks' recent season ticket promotions, a photo of Durant in-game against the Knicks was used.

The team removed a picture from its website Sunday that included the Golden State Warriors' superstar small forward over concerns of the perception it was creating.

Durant will be a free agent this offseason and the Knicks are expected to pursue him. Still, they made a curious photo choice when asking season-ticket holders to renew before a February 28 deadline.

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

The photo was part of a pitch to season-ticket holders to renew their packages for the 2019-20 season.

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

Some close to Durant see NY as a possible landing spot for the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP if he chooses to leave the Warriors, according to league sources.

The Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the National Basketball Association this season and will enter their matchup Monday against the Cavaliers with a 10-45 record.

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.