Knicks’ Leon Rose named Executive of the Year?

Since taking over in 2020, New York Knicks president Leon Rose has been the face of the organization’s roster restructuring. The team hardly resembles the one he inherited, but it is probably on the strongest foundation since the turn of the century.

Rose and his team made some of their biggest hits this year, trading homegrown talents like RJ Barrett, Quentin Grimes and Immanuel Quickley for Precious Achuiwa, OG Anunoby. and Bojan Bogdanovic. Rose also welcomed former Golden State Warrior and current starter Donte DiVincenzo during the offseason.

All this and perhaps more led Bleacher Report to offer Rose some hypothetical seasonal flowers, offering him second place in the race for the Executive of the Year award.

Even though several newcomers will hit the market this summer, Rose has given the Knicks’ present and future a solid foundation: In making his deals, Rose has given the team the flexibility to sign and trade for other assets this summer, how he could to keep every first-rounder picked up by the team in recent offseasons and deadlines.