New York Knicks General Manager Scott Perry is the last remaining member of Steve Mills’ front office regime. And while it’s general practice for a new President of Basketball Operations to clean house during the takeover, reports had surfaced that Leon Rose preferred continuity heading into the 2020 NBA draft, and decided to keep Scott Perry.
After Leon Rose comprised his front office, it was assumed that this would be Scott Perry’s last year with the Knicks. However, that might not be true.
The consensus seems to be that this will be Perry’s last year in the Big Apple. That may just be true — He’s currently on the last year of his contract, and thus far, has not received an extension. Yet if you look around the league, Masai Ujiri, a much bigger household name and former GM target of the Knicks is also on the last year of his deal. Ujiri has been a staple with the Toronto Raptors for the past seven years, and his future is uncertain.
The Brock Aller hiring did no favors for Scott Perry either, but when Rose looks at players like Mitchell Robinson and RJ Barrett, Perry has had a role in selecting them and making moves to select those players. Aside from that, there is a larger case to be made for keeping the Detroit-native past this season. Let’s review the reasons why Scott Perry deserves to stay just a bit longer with the Knicks.