Tracy McGrady thinks the Knicks are headed in the right direction
Tracy McGrady thinks the New York Knicks are in a position to make some major moves this offseason.
“They’re going in the right direction,” McGrady told the New York Daily News. “I know the power and influence that these guys have over the players (general manager Scott) Perry, (executive vice-president William Wesley) and (president) Leon Rose, these three guys, the influence they have over some of these players, the relationships they have, they could transform the New York Knicks.
Although the Brooklyn Nets of Crosstown have garnered national attention through high-profile acquisitions, McGrady believes the Knicks’ turn is coming soon.
Whether intentional or not, McGrady’s comments contradict the comments of Reggie Miller and Stan Van Gundy. TNT analysts believe the New York front office will have no effect on where players choose to sign.
McGrady thinks that, thanks to young core first-round picks RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley and Obi Toppin, the Knicks are in a much better position than they were during his brief stint with the team more than a year ago. ‘a decade. The seven-time All-Star played 24 games for the Knicks during the 2009-10 season.
McGrady offered a ringing endorsement for Perry, who he revealed he had a close relationship with. Perry previously attempted to recruit former high school phenom McGrady during his days as an assistant coach at Michigan.
Although the latter chose to turn pro instead, McGrady feels modern stars won’t be as quick to spurn Perry’s advances as he did.
“They have good people in management now that they didn’t have a comeback (when I was playing for the Knicks),” McGrady said. “Donovan Mitchell is from New York. I’m saying there’s a very good chance, a high percentage chance, that they’ll land something good this offseason.
The Knicks currently hold the 11th pick in the June NBA draft, one of their two selections.