Within the New York Knicks, there was internal support in the front office to pass on RJ Barrett and trade back for Darius Garland to pick up an extra draft pick.

Marc Berman gives Perry credit for selecting Barrett and No. 3 in 2019 and for selecting Mitchell Robinson at No. 36 in 2018.

Perry was retained by the Knicks following the dismissal of Steve Mills and the hiring of Leon Rose.