Scott Perry Rumors
After beating out Ramon Sessions for a spot in the lineup, Jack has started 36 consecutive games and leads the Knicks in assists. “Jarrett has been a leader for the Knicks on and off the court,” GM Scott Perry said in a statement. “He’s a valuable member of this team and we look forward to him continuing his successful play for the remainder of the season.”
Here’s the issue. The Kings brought in Hill, Zach Randolph and Vince Carter during the offseason and still have Garrett Temple on the roster. These are respected vets who can play. These are vets brought in to help a young team, and according to sources, were brought in with the promise of a team aiming to be playoff competitive. But that promise was made to them by Scott Perry, who since left Sacramento and now makes personnel decisions for the New York Knicks. So the direction of the franchise has shifted since Perry left. An organization that brought in veterans aiming to win now is aiming to lose. Not surprisingly, Hill isn’t happy, according to multiple sources And the other veterans can’t be too happy, either. So the Kings have a mess on their hands. I’ve always liked Hill’s game, but when he signed in Sacramento, I questioned the prudence of the Kings bringing him on board when they just drafted De’Aaron Fox, the quicksilver point guard from Kentucky.
Scott Perry on Porzingis’ durability: “With the success he has, there’s going to be some failures, too, and how he responds to that adversity ultimately will determine how impactful he’ll be down the line. “He bounces back pretty quick. If he has a setback, a tough game, an injured ankle or elbow, he has the drive to get back and compete.”
Scott Perry on Frank Ntilikina’s shooting slump: “I see a 19-year-old whose eyes are wide open. He’s a sponge. This is a young kid trying to figure out not only the NBA game but moving to a new country. There’s a lot of adjusting going on. He’s trying to master what I believe is the toughest position in the game. Fortunately, we have two veterans in the locker room in Jarrett Jack and Ramon Sessions — Jarrett being the more vocal guy. He’s got good mentors in his position. Defensively, he’s further ahead. I think it’s a good thing for a young player. My experience is trying to figure out with rookies: Who can they matchup up on the defensive end? That’s one of his strengths. Once he gets through the entire league, he’ll continue to become more aggressive on the offensive end and figure things out.”