We spoke a few days ago about how it might not be the best idea to have Perry still around.Â Why would you have someone making decisions for the team if thereâ€™s no plan of having that person there in the future.Â There was speculation that Perry might not return with the Knicks since the Rose hire but thatâ€™s no more.
Bringing Perry back as the Knicks GM, on a one-year deal, has its pros and cons.
Itâ€™s a low risk, high reward.Â A one-year deal is much better than a long-term deal.Â A one-year â€˜prove itâ€™ deal may be just what Perry needs to succeed.
Perry will now be able to do more in the GM role now that Steve Mills is no longer with the team.Â He has got the team future building blocks in RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson.Â You can even put Ignas Brazdeikis in that category since heâ€™s been playing very well in Westchester.Â It’s player development that has been the issue.
Perryâ€™s tenure with the Knicks has a bad spin on it, thus far, because of Mills.Â Mills was the problem, not Perry.Â Perry will be lumped in with the negativity of the Millsâ€™ time with the Knicks.
If Knicks were truly ‘cleaning house’, Perry should’ve went too.Â Sometimes thatâ€™s the best solution.Â Rose shouldnâ€™t have brought back any person in the front office that was there during the Mills era.Â Let Rose pick his GM and start from there.Â This could also mean that big changes arenâ€™t coming as quickly as fans think.
However you look at it, Rose made a smart decision on bringing back Perry for one-year.Â There also couldâ€™ve been no one else he trusted with the GM role at this point.Â Perry will have one season to show that heâ€™s capable of helping turn around the New York Knicks.