One hypothesis was that Leon Rose & Co. were delaying the press conference until they had completed a Donovan Mitchell trade, so that they could showcase two new acquisitions at one event. That makes sense, given the team president’s media, microphone, and camera allergies.
The wait is over, however. Tonight at 6 PM EST, Jalen will be officially introduced as a Knick. The event will be a sit-down with Bill Pidto, broadcast live on MSG Network and the Knicks’ website, app, and social platforms.
The 6’1”, 190lbs point guard was a key player in the Dallas Mavericks’ deep playoff run last season. This off-season, the Knicks’ signed the former Villanova star to a four-year, $104 million deal, hoping that the 25-year-old will lead New York to multiple consecutive playoff appearances.
As for the Donovan Mitchell trade, all we can do is watch the chimney at Madison Square Garden and wait for the white smoke signal. Peace until then...and welcome, Jalen!