The Knicks will acquire Scott Perry from the Kings for a 2019 second-round draft pick and cash considerations.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings have finalized a deal that will send Kings’ vice president Scott Perry to the Knicks in exchange for the Knicks’ 2019 second-round draft pick and cash considerations.
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Scott Perry has agreed to a five-year contract to become New York's general manager, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 14, 2017
Perry will report to Steve Mills, who is being promoted from general manager to president after Phil Jackson was fired from the latter position earlier last month. Mills will reportedly sign a multi-year deal.
According to Wojnarowski, Perry will be given “freedom to operate as he chooses” and will be the “day-to-day voice running the basketball side.” Mills will have full authority in the front office.
The Knicks were apparently seeking a GM that wouldn’t push for an overhaul of the front office, and that’s reportedly one of the reasons former Cavaliers GM David Griffin took himself out of the running for the position.
The franchise plans to build around budding superstar Kristaps Porzingis moving forward.