Leon Rose still has something to do.
Rose, the former Super Agent of the Creative Artist Agency, is only introduced as Knicks President after the All Star break.
According to several sources, decertification as an agent with the Players Association is just an excuse for the delay. This process only takes a day.
According to sources, the real problem is clarifying open questions with the Creative Artist Agency and finding new agents for its many clients, preferably CAA.
Another factor, according to sources, is the billing of all financial compensation that he is entitled to from CAA's complicated network.
Rose is believed to have had approximately 18 customers when it verbally agreed to assume the position of President of the Knicks last week. So he's about to find agents for players like Carmelo Anthony, Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Jaren Jackson. Collin Sexton, Jalen Brunson, Kyle Kuzma among others.
Rose is expected to be in Chicago during the All-Star weekend, as will Knicks owner James Dolan, who heads the league's annual tech summit and fired Steve Mills nine days ago to create the opening that Rose will fill.
Moe Harkless, who was obtained from the Clippers in the Marcus Morris trade last week, was due to make his Knicks debut on Wednesday after missing the time due to illness.
The Queens-born admitted that one factor in attending St. Johns was playing in the garden and called re-playing there "a dream come true".
"Growing up as a Knicks fan and being here now is kind of crazy," said Harkless.
Still, a Harkless report had considered asking for a buyout later this month
"I didn't think about it," he said. "I heard about it, but it's not my thought when I was traded here. I'm right now."
For the first time this season, every player on the 15-man squad was healthy as Allonzo Trier and Damyean Dotson also returned from illness.