The Knicks want more money from Joakim Noah
As we all know by now there was a report that came out over a week ago that the New York Knicks will officially buy out disgruntled center Joakim Noah before last week’s media day.
Of course media day came and went and Noah’s buyout still hasn’t been made official.
Noah vented his frustrations on Instagram this past weekend and made it clear that he just wants the Knicks to waive him already.
Marc Berman of the New York Post has reported that the reason the Knicks and Noah haven’t parted ways yet is because both sides still can’t come to an agreement on how much money Noah will give back to the club as a part of them waiving him.
The Knicks do plan on using the stretch provision when they waive Noah in order to lesson the financial blow, but they also want some money back in order to help their cap situation as well.
It looks like the Knicks are really testing Noah’s patience and vice versa.
The problem for Noah is that it would be better for him to become a free agent sooner rather than later so he can sign with a team before the season starts, since he hasn’t played in a game since January.
Noah may ultimately have to give in and give back more money so he can set himself free.
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