Knicks could send GM Scott Perry back to Sacramento

The Knicks don’t have the longest drought in the NBA playoffs.

That dubious distinction belongs to the Sacramento Kings. They had their chance in the 2020 NBA bubble, but played truly underwhelming basketball and saw their playoff-free streak extend to 14 years. The pressure has become unbearable for longtime GM Vlade Divac, who stepped down on Friday.

The Kings need a general manager and ESPN’s Marc J. Spears believes Sacramento could turn their attention to old friend and current Knicks GM Scott Perry.

Former Knicks president Steve Mills hired Perry away from Sacramento three years ago, and Perry survived the front office upheaval that saw Mills replaced by Leon Rose. Rose has kept Perry to oversee the 2020 draft, but afterward she may want to complete the transition by bringing her GM. The Knicks sent a second rounder to Sacramento when they acquired Perry, so the Kings could simply return the favor.