Looks like Joakim Noah won’t be on the Knicks’ roster when the season starts
A report came out over a week ago that the New York Knicks were very close to waiving disgruntled center Joakim Noah.
Unfortunately for Noah he’s still on the Knicks’ roster because both sides can’t agree on how much money the former defensive player of the year is going to give back to the franchise.
Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News is reporting that the Knicks will release Noah prior to next week’s regular season opener, unless they’re able to trade him.
Let’s be honest, the Knicks are not trading Noah. If he was going to be traded it would have happened by now given the fact that they’ve been trying to move him for the past nine months now.
With all of the young talent the Knicks have on their roster right now in Alonzo Trier, Noah Vonleh, Mitchell Robinson and others they need Noah’s roster spot.
It’s a shame that that is entire ordeal has dragged on for this long. I was hoping the Knicks would keep Noah, since his issue last season was with former head coach Jeff Hornacek, who was fired this past offseason and replaced with David Fizdale.
Obviously the Knicks’ relationship with Noah was unable to be repaired after he got into his original altercations with Hornacek during a practice last season.