Noah, New York Knicks Working Toward Buyout, Wolves Interested
The New York Knicks are adamant about making sure Joakim Noah does not play another game in a blue, orange, and white jersey.
Both sides are currently working quickly towards a buyout. This comes as no surprise as the two sides have been expected to part ways this offseason. The former All-Star has only seen seven games of action last season prior to getting into a heated confrontation with then head coach Jeff Hornacek. Noah was no where to be seen over the final stretch of the 2017-18 season, being away from the team and not on the bench.
Several teams are monitoring Noah’s impending free agency status, with the Minnesota Timberwolves being rumoured atop the list of those interested in the services of the former Defensive Player of the Year.
The Florida alum has $37.8-million remaining on his contract. Noah signed a four-year, $72-million deal back in 2016 in the midst of the Phil Jackson era.
The 33-year old centre has noticeably added a respectable three-point shot over the offseason and will look to make a comeback this upcoming season. Over the span of his 11-year career, he has averaged 8.9-points and 9.3-rebounds per game.