Per the Arizona Republic:
Devin Booker loves playing at Madison Square Garden.
The New York Knicks should be thankful the Phoenix Suns only visit once a regular season.
Booker iced a cooler-than-be-cool fadeaway 3 with 1.7 seconds left to stun the Knicks, 116-113, Sunday evening before a sellout crowd of 19,812 that watched in disbelief.
Jalen Brunson missed a 3 at the buzzer that rimmed in and out on his game-high 35-point night.
Booker added 11 assists and committed just two turnovers.
The New York Knicks have signed guard Ryan Arcidiacono.
Arcidiacono, 29-years-old (6-3, 195-pounds), averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 assists in 8.6 minutes over 20 games (four starts) with the Portland Trail Blazers and New York Knicks last season. He spent the 2021-22 season with the Knicks recording 1.6 points over 10 games. Prior to New York, he spent four seasons with the Chicago Bulls (2017-21) averaging 4.8 points, 2.2 assists and 2.0 rebounds over 17.6 minutes in 207 games (36 starts). He holds career averages of 4.4 points, 2.0 assists and 1.9 rebounds over 16.4 minutes in 237 games (40 starts) over six seasons with the Bulls, Knicks and Blazers.
The Langhorne, PA-native played four seasons at Villanova University and was named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player in the Wildcats’ championship run in 2016. He was named First-Team All-Big East and Big East Co-Player of the Year as a junior in 2015. He averaged 11.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.17 steals for his collegiate career.
The New York Knicks have signed guard Duane Washington Jr. to a contract.
Washington Jr., 23-years-old (6-3, 197-pounds), averaged 7.9 points, 2.0 assists and 1.2 rebounds over 12.7 minutes in 31 games (three starts) last season with the Phoenix Suns. He recorded four 20-point performances during the 2022-23 season, including career highs of 26 points and seven assists in a win at Memphis on Dec. 27.
The Frankfurt, Germany-native began his career in Indiana, averaging 9.9 points on 37.7% shooting from downtown with 1.8 assists over 20.2 minutes in 48 games (seven starts) during the 2021-22 season. Among qualified NBA rookies, he ranked 12th in points per game, third in three-point percentage and ninth with 81 made three-pointers. Washington Jr. set a Pacers rookie record by making seven three-pointers at New Orleans on Jan. 24. He also appeared in 11 games (all starts) with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League, averaging 19.5 points, 4.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds over 32.5 minutes.
He spent a three-year career at Ohio State University where he earned All-Big Ten honors in his final season after averaging a team-high 16.4 points to go along with 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 32.2 minutes in 31 games (all starts).
Per NY Newsday:
In 2017, Scott Perry was appointed general manager of the Knicks with the responsibility of providing stability to a team that was in disarray. He succeeded in doing that, clearing the air and closing the gap as a new front office grew around him. But Newsday has discovered that Perry is not coming back because his contract is about to expire.
When Perry’s contract expires this summer, it has been confirmed by a source that he will leave. The legacy will be one of stability and success at a company that has not experienced either for 20 years.
In the wake of the Phil Jackson era, Perry teamed up with Steve Mills to provide a seasoned basketball personnel manager. Perry first helped to facilitate Carmelo Anthony’s departure, which put the franchise on a new course. As general manager, he drafted RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson and signed Julius Randle.