“The shutdown might have assisted everyone– at least briefly,”one NBA source linked to the Knicks told The Post last week.
Perry’s second-round pick last June still remains a riddle. Owner James Dolan handed over $1 million to Sacramento to move up from No. 55 to 47 in the draft for Michigan man Ignas Brazdeikis, who played mostly in the G League as a rookie.
Knicks GM Scott Perry not just will run the upcoming draft however will be back next season, a source confirmed.
Rose, as a novice president, needed a basketball-savvy workers man and might still employ one if Perry’s personnel is pared. Other non-Perry hires might deal with an unpredictable future, including gamer development chief Craig Robinson, a Mills guy.
Rose still hasn’t talked to the media since being employed March 2. In an online letter to fans, Rose wrote, “While I understand that there have actually been problems on the court, what has actually been amazing to me is that your pride remains so strong, your commitment undiminished. Rest guaranteed, I will do everything I can to develop a winning organization.”
Perry isn’t a lame duck as much as Rose will see how it goes and make decisions on whether to extend his deal next season. Perry is a long time associate of NBA lobbyist William Wesley, who is likely encouraging Rose behind the scenes.
Perry’s 2018 draft may pan out. Mitchell Robinson, taken in the 2nd round, has flowered as a bedrock piece at center and is a first-round talent. In spite of a sophomore-jinxed season for 2018 lottery choice Kevin Knox, it is way prematurely to identify the forward a bust.