Knicks owner James Dolan expresses bold confidence ahead of free agency

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Dolan, during a radio appearance Tuesday on ESPN Radio, expressed a very high level of confidence that NY will be successful in National Basketball Association free agency this summer.

Dolan added, "I am not selling the team", shutting down reports he is looking into possible deals. There are some who believe that the reason behind this slump is primarily due to the presence of team owner James Dolan.

"The ban is only coming from the fact that we now have learned that he planned it", Dolan said. Dolan also accused Simmons of trying to "destabilize" the Knicks.

Later on Tuesday, Simmons fired back, saying sarcastically on Twitter, "Clearly - the biggest lure for future free agents is the perennially stable Knicks franchise, all those playoff wins and the leadership of owner James Dolan".

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"We're not quitting. We're not selling", he said.

A TMZ video shows Dolan hearing the fan and stopping to call him closer. Of the incident, though, he claimed that his organization had video showing the fan and a companion "moving from one side of the arena to the other, and pointing at me, where I was walking, to set this ambush up". Then as soon as they were done with it, it was immediately sold to TMZ. You're reading too much of the Daily News.' That was what we were thinking of doing. You hear all kinds of stuff, but what is a problem is when someone becomes confrontational. "They were stalking me".

He's impeded the New York Daily News' access at times because he doesn't like their coverage. "We are definitely going to pay them, and we think that with them and the kids we have today, we can build a winning team".

It's unclear what Dolan plans to do with the assets his team has now, but it seems like he's banking on a bountiful free-agent harvest for now.

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