stuporman wrote:Of course DeRozan was a Perry target....thank goodness he's not the one who has final say.
The question is, why is he still here? Dolan's mole?
Well, I doubt that Rose wants to do the tedium of the day to day duties being the GM of the franchise so somebody is going to be in that position for the Knicks. If Rose and Perry have a good relationship it might as well be him to keep some continuity in the FO.
As a former agent Rose probably doesn't have quite the same dynamics with FOs as Perry does since he came from that side of the table so it could be a good idea to keep a friendly voice around to reach out with because he so well liked around the league.
Also if Perry has proven to be tight lipped with the media he's not a liability in that way either. Contrary to what some think he's not Isiah level bad, he was just mediocre in value and talent assessment but didn't make any huge blunders either, actually seems like probably a decent negotiator.
Keep him around to make calls, push papers so to speak and be a voice in the room on matters but surely don't let him make the final say on anything. I don't know if he's a mole in the old way Dolan had those around but maybe is the guy he calls when he wants his opinion known to Rose and Co.