Knicks working on deal to make Kings' Scott Perry new GM


On the Knicks front, former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin pulled his name out of the front-office search last week, a source told The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. The Kings granted the Knicks permission to meet with Perry, and the two sides sat down in NY on Thursday, league sources said.

Clearly Perry has a vast amount of experience as an National Basketball Association executive, and now it appears he is getting his first shot to legitimately run an organization. He's spent time with the Detroit Pistons, Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic, and Sacramento Kings, earning praise for his work at all four stops.

The Kings, who announced his departure Friday, will receive cash and a 2019 second-round draft pick from NY, according to USA Today.

Although Perry's time in Sacramento was short-lived (hired in April of 2017), his contribution to the team was valuable. This offseason, Perry has played a role as the Kings have revamped their roster.

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In over two and a half months, the addition of Perry had brought some much needed respectability to the organization, which was evidenced by their ability to bring in top tier draft prospects for workouts during the pre-draft process and ultimately landing one in the case of De'Aaron Fox. He was part of helping GM Joe Dumars build an National Basketball Association champion and perennial contender with the Pistons.

UPDATE (2:16pm on Thursday) - Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago reports Kings VP Scott Perry has agreed to become the new GM of the New York Knicks.

NY is now talking to Anthony about staying with the franchise for the upcoming season, which is an idea he is not on board with.

Sacramento Kings executive vice president Scott Perry, has reportedly reached an agreement to become the new GM for the Knicks.