Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin’s next job will likely not be with the Knicks.
Griffin pulled his name from New York’s search for a new GM and president of basketball operations, according to ESPN.
New York is looking for president Phil Jackson’s replacement. Jackson was fired on June 28, days before the start of NBA free agency.
The Knicks’ front office is in a state of disarray and the franchise’s recent offer sheet for Tim Hardaway was a head-scratcher. But Phil Jackson? Oh, he’s doing just fine.
Carter-Williams is an interesting add for the Hornets, if a flawed one. Looking positively, the team has a need at backup point guard, and Carter-Williams is an interesting buy-low candidate in this scheme. He’s long, athletic and quick enough to create plays as a backup.
Defensively, his length creates hindrances for opposing teams, something coach Steve Clifford will like. But for a team that will likely be looking for steadiness from their backup point guard, Carter-Williams’ inconsistency and inefficiency might be somewhat maddening on offense.
Long-term, there’s not a ton of upside for he Hornets here. At a one-year deal for a team that will operate over the cap next year, the Hornets will need to delve back into their exceptions to retain him next offseason as opposed to getting any sort of team control over him via Bird rights. But for one year, it’s a decent risk worth taking at a low cost that won’t hinder them long term.