Former New York Knicks big man Charles Oakley wants to talk to free agents this summer about playing for the Knicks.
The Knicks have cap space this offseason to sign two max contract players. They have been heavily linked to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.
Oakley says Durant should reach out to him if he’s serious about playing for the Knicks:
“What do I tell free agents? They need to be talk to me, No. 1, if they want to be happy in New York,” Oakley said at CC Sabathia’s celebrity softball event on Thursday, via Ian Begley of SNY. “They need to talk to me.”
When asked specifically about Kevin Durant, Oakley said, “If he comes to New York, I wish he’d reach out and talk to me, have a dinner or something.”
Oakley has an open civil suit against MSG and Knicks owner James Dolan. The Ohio native was kicked out and arrested at MSG back in 2017 after getting into an argument with security. The Knicks were playing the Los Angeles Clippers when the incident happened.
Dolan has taken a ton of criticism as owner of the Knicks. His presence alone is why many people question Irving and Durant will sign with New York.