The New York Knicks were seen as a popular destination for top free agents this NBA offseason. Big names like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were linked but the duo eventually took their act to the Brooklyn Nets. Instead, the Gotham City squad ended up settling for Reggie Bullock, Marcus Morris, and Julius Randle among others, cagers who are out to establish themselves as legitimate stars.

The Knicks have not been spared from criticism. A lot has been directed to team owner James Dolan and the way he has been managing the ballclub. A former Knick, Enes Kanter who is now with the Boston Celtics, recently made an interesting revelation. Speaking to "The Full 48 Podcast," the double-double machine claimed that players from around the league are scared of team ownership which is one of the reasons why they don't want to play for the team.

“I’m not blaming anybody. I had an amazing time with the Knicks. But other teammates that I talked to or if they’re on different teams, they always said, ‘Amazing city, MSG is amazing everything is so good, but the ownership.’ They would just keep saying, ‘But the ownership.’ … Some of the players I guess are just scared to come here and don’t even want to deal with that,” said Kanter, who added that he enjoyed his season-and-a-half with the Gotham-based squad.

Last season, it was believed that Kanter would eventually be cutting ties with the Knicks. That day, something that reportedly made him happy, happened in February. He was waived by the Knicks and went on to finish the season with the Portland Trail Blazers. In the summer, he signed a two-year $10 million contract with the Boston Celtics where he will reunite with former teammate Gordon Hayward.

Kanter becomes the second former player to reveal some startling things about the Knicks. In a previous post, it was Derrick Rose who took a swipe at the Knicks. However, the former MVP's take was more on the Triangle Offense that former president Phil Jackson wanted employed. The top overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft felt that they did not have the right personnel to make it all work and would have been better off using a different kind of play.

Enes Kanter Enes Kanter holds no grudge against the Knicks and even said that it would be a nice place for Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to consider. Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks reacts after making a free throw against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on November 7, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Getty Images/ Kevin C. Cox