The Knicks have crossed all the t’s, dotted all the i’s, swapped all the picks, and now Scott Perry is officially their new general manager.
First, the bad news: There will be a second-round pick going to the Sacramento Kings as compensation for snatching away their VP. The Knicks will pay that price in 2019, though they will still have other picks in the second round that year from previous trades.
The Knicks are slated to get the worst 2 of Orlando's, Cleveland's, and Houston's 2nd rounders in 2019. Kings will get the best of those two— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 14, 2017
Yeah, that’s confusing.
Perry’s contract with the Knicks will run for five years. He will be in charge of day-to-day basketball operations, and will have the freedom to operate, according to Ian Begley, though team president Steve Mills will still have the final word.
Mills and owner James Dolan typed up a nice little press release on Perry. Here is Mills, talking about the Knicks tweakin’ into a whole new era:
"Today is a new day for this franchise. Scott will immediately begin to put together a basketball operations department that is among the best in the league. We will all be united in implementing our strategy, which is to build our team by developing young players, emphasizing athleticism, length and defense. We have several rising young stars in the organization and we expect to add more young talent to this core. Our message to our fans is clear: we will be disciplined in sticking to this strategy, hold our players and staff accountable to the high standards that we have set for ourselves, and deliver results."
G-Funk step to this, I dare ya.
Now that the front office is set, they’re actually going to hold a real press conference next Monday. The Knicks are acting less weird. Hurrah!