With Brock Aller soon jumping from the Cavaliers to become the vice president of the Knicks‘ strategy, general manager Scott Perry will continue to prepare for the NBA draft and is expected to execute it – whenever the event takes place.
However, Perry’s long-term future as GM is not yet guaranteed with his contract until June 30th. The project is slated for June 25 and could stay there if the NBA cancels its season in May.
The urgency to make a change, however, is lessened due to new logistics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly with New York being the epicenter of the nation.
“The arrest may have helped everyone, at least temporarily,” said an NBA source linked to the Knicks.
Aller, who has been with the Cavaliers since 2014 as a team leader, will play a larger role with the Knicks. He is a financial exponent arriving during a financial crisis. NBA teams face a revenue stream that has completely dried up.