Report: Knicks looking to get rid of Joakim Noah after exchange with Jeff Hornacek
Joakim Noah’s days with the New York Knicks appear to be numbered.
According to Shams Charania of the Vertical, the Knicks are exploring ways to get rid of Noah after the center had a “heated verbal exchange” with head coach Jeff Hornacek last week.
Sources: After heated verbal exchange in practice between Joakim Noah and coach Jeff Hornacek last week, the Knicks are exploring avenues to part with Noah. He has two years remaining on the four-year, $72M deal he signed in 2016.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 29, 2018
Noah’s Knicks tenure has been nothing short of a disaster. He has played in only seven games this season after just 46 last year due to a combination of injuries and a suspension for use of a banned substance. Now he’s clashing with the coach. With the money he’s still owed and the fact that even he has admitted he’s far from the player he once was, it’s hard to see how the Knicks get rid of him without just swallowing their pride and paying him off.