Scott Perry Rumors
The Knicks could trade Ntilikina in the offseason and there was a market ahead of the February deadline. They didn’t bite on previous offers, but that doesn’t mean they won’t in the future. A source told the Daily News that GM Scott Perry, who was hired after the Knicks drafted Ntilikina, approached a member of the Hawks front office to test his appetite for a deal before the February trade deadline. The Hawks, however, have Trae Young and weren’t interested.
Tommy Beer: Dolan says Porzingis told Scott Perry and Steve Mills that he wanted to be traded, and that KP said told the organization that he was going to leave once he became a free agent. Dolan also add: “Phil didn’t get along with KP and his brother.”
Hezonja weighed two-year offers from Portland and Sacramento but chose the Knicks’ one-year, $6.5 million package. “I had many opportunities when we met with playoff teams,’’ Hezonja said. “This was my choice. I stand by it strongly. I chose David Fizdale, [team president] Steve Mills and Scott Perry was already there. I know Steve wanted me on draft night [in 2015]. Even through a bad season, I stand strongly and firmly with it. That’s how you figure out how who is who. Through bad and worse, you figure out what kind of relationship we have. And we stand together.’’
According to an NBA source, Perry — and likely team president Steve Mills — will be on hand at the ACC Tournament in Charlotte that starts Tuesday and is expected to feature the second unveiling of Duke sensation Zion Williamson, who has missed three weeks with a sprained knee. The ACC Tournament is the place to be if you are the Knicks. There’s expected to be six lottery picks coming out of the ACC.