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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Knicks keeping Joakim Noah away from team indefinitely

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah remains persona non grata from the New York Knicks.

General manager Scott Perry affirmed Friday that the Knicks have no intention of asking or welcoming the exiled Noah back into the fold after the trade deadline came and went without a deal.

“There’s no new update — same place,” Perry said, via Marc Berman of the New York Post. “We weren’t able to get a trade done. He’s not coming back right now. He’ll be away until further notice.”

It’s tough to see where this saga goes from here. With $54 million left on his deal, there’s no way the Knicks are going to find a trade partner for him. It doesn’t sound like he has any interest in negotiating a buyout. For the moment, it looks like the two sides will just remain separate from each other with no end in sight.

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