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February 11, 2019, 4:59 am

Knicks delete photo with Durant from ticket pitch

The Knicks used an mental image of rookie halfway Mitchell Robinson musical performance aboard Golden State's Kevin Durant in a sound property to season-ticket holders, then deleted the image.

Knicks delete photo with Durant from ticket pitch
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The New York Knicks used an mental image of rookie halfway Mitchell Robinson musical performance aboard the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant in a sound property to season-ticket holders, then deleted the image to avoid the percept that the organisation had an subterranean motor in including Durant, who will be a 2019 free agent, in the sound property .

"Game act photographs are used all the time for selling purposes, but granted everything active on, we took the safeguard of fetching the photograph down," the Knicks said in a message Sunday night. "To be clear, it was one of respective rotating photographs on the website."

It is not inaudible of for teams to use stars from opposing teams in selling material. The Knicks, though, have been closely linked to Durant, a two-time NBA Finals MVP, in free agency. The association caused a stir when a Knicks season-ticket holder pointed out the photograph in a social media post.

Knicks are asking season ticket holders for renewals by Feb 28 and using this mental image to get them to opt in. @IanBegley @SBondyNYDN @Schmeelk @TommyBeer pic.twitter.com/Rz3oPZnZMW

— Paul (@Paul_HQ) February 10, 2019

The photograph was part of a sound property to season-ticket holders to renew their packages for the 2019-20 season. It included a link to learn more about renewal information. The deadline for season-ticket renewals is later this month, and the Knicks (10-45) have tied a single-season franchise record with 16 consecutive losses.

New York hopes to turn things around quickly, beginning with the coming offseason. The Knicks will likely have a high pick in the 2019 NBA draft and project to have roughly $70 million in cap space this summer -- enough for two max contracts.

Opposing teams expect the Knicks to be aggressive in pursuing the top free agents in the coming offseason, a group that includes Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving.

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

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