Knicks team president Phil Jackson views Derrick Williams as part of the team’s future, a source tells Marc Berman of the New York Post. Williams has a player option worth slightly under $4.6MM for next season and the combo forward is undecided about his future with the team, Berman adds.
Here’s more from New York:
- The Knicks have struggled this season, but Pistons executive/coach Stan Van Gundy believes Jackson has New York in a good spot heading into the offseason, Ian Begley of ESPN.com tweets. “This is their big summer, he’s positioned them well and they’ve got flexibility,” Van Gundy said.
- New York isn’t ready to throw away the season and start giving more minutes to its younger players just yet, Stefan Bondy of The Daily News writes. “If management tells me at some point in time we’re there and they want to make that change that’s something I’ll defer to them, but as a coach I’m not there yet. So I’m going to go with the guys I trust and have the experience,” coach Kurt Rambis said.