Knicks owner James Dolan made a rare radio appearance on Tuesday, joining ESPN Radio's The Michael Kay Show where he addressed a number of topics, including free agency.
The Knicks are expected to be major players in this summer's free agent sweepstakes, but there is always some doubt on whether or not they are attractive enough of a destination for players who want to win.
Dolan said there is nothing to worry about.
"New York is the mecca of basketball and we hear from people all the time, from players, from representatives about who wants to come," he said. "...I can tell you from what we've heard, we're going to have a very successful offseason when it comes to free agents."
Dolan never mentioned any player by name, but Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are the two marquee free agents that have been linked to the Knicks.
In fact, Dolan is so confident that free agents will flock to New York that he accused The Ringer's Bill Simmons of carrying out the Boston Celtics' agenda of swaying free agents away from New York by reporting Dolan was ready to sell the team.
"So Bill Simmons, I mean, what was his source?" Dolan said. "There are teams that do not want us to get free agents. Some in particular. He's very close friends with the GM of one team. What they're doing is trying to destabilize because they know we're favored. They know free agents want to come to us."
The Knicks enter Tuesday night with the worst record in the NBA and have had just three winning seasons in the last 17 years, their last coming in 2012-13.
Yet the Knicks have the cap space to sign two max deals, plus they have a young nucleus that could include Zion Williamson if they receive the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.
"I think we offer a pretty good situation for [free agents]," he said. "A lot of them love New York, a lot of them live in New York in the offseason. Players who are free agents want to go to a winner and want to get paid. We think with them, combined with the kids we have today, can [do both]."