Former New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is back in the news regarding the team. He was a guest on The Full 48 podcast on Bleacher Report. The reason that players will not go to the Knicks has everything to do with ownership.
This comes as no surprise as to Knicks fans. The Knicks have had a tough time luring big name free agents to New York, case in point, this summer. There is constant attention on the ownership thanks to social media.
Kanter went on to say that ‘players talk’ and they ‘do not want to deal’ with Knicks ownership. This makes all the sense in the world. No wonder, Kevin Durant decided to go to the Brooklyn Nets over the Knicks.
The Nets ownership and front office is what teams should be modeled after, not the Knicks.
Another former Knick, Derrick Rose, also had comments towards the front office recently. These comments were directed more towards Phil Jackson as compared to the owner.
Rose thought the team of himself, Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah was going to be special. Until Jackson forced the team to run the triangle then Rose realized the team was “sh-t.”
There always seems to be constant problems surrounding the Knicks ownership and front office. Former players are finally coming out and voicing their opinions about their tenure with the Knicks. Maybe, players were ‘scared’ to speak up because they have scene how the owner treats fans and former players.
Things are not going to change with the Knicks unless they fully clean house. New personnel is doing their best to bring about that change fans are urging for. It is not going to happen unless there is a change at the very top.