Charles Oakley tells free agents to go to the Nets instead of Knicks
Hall of Famer Charles Oakley just had about enough of the mess that’s happening with the New York Knicks.
“If you want to be in New York, look at the Nets. Sean Marks has done a great job. The Nets have better pieces. You get Kyrie and K.D. or Kyrie and Kawhi and you have something. They have nothing bad going on with them. If Kyrie and K.D. come to the Knicks, it wouldn’t be enough. The Nets are winning. They’re not blowing teams out but they’re competing. The ball moves. You come to the Knicks … it won’t be easy.”
“The fans deserve better, but there are too many distractions in New York. And it starts with the owner.”
Charles Oakley has had a long-standing feud with Knicks owner James Dolan, and it seems like he has no plans of endorsing the team, even if he played some of the best years of his career there.
The Knicks are bound to get one of the top picks in this year’s draft. In addition, they have enough cap space to sign two superstars to max contracts.
If New York succeeds in landing a top-tier talent in the draft and land two All-Star caliber players in free agency, they could quickly turn their future around. They have been one of the worst teams in the league for the past few years, and unless their plans succeed, they will most likely continue their losing ways.
There’s no guarantee if Oakley’s statements will have any impact on the superstars who will become free agents this summer, but it is clear that he doesn’t want them to be playing under Dolan.