Knicks waive Noah after just 2 seasons

Knicks release Joakim Noah but don't count on him joining former Bulls teammates in Minnesota

The Knicks waived center Joakim Noah on Saturday, two seasons after signing him to a 4-year, $72 million contract in July 2016.

Joakim Noah will soon be a free agent. He then signed a four-year, $72 million contract with NY as a free agent in the summer of 2016.

Noah finished with an average of 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds with NY.

It was a foregone conclusion that he wouldn't be part of the 2018-19 roster, but the team wanted to trade him or reach an agreement on an buyout.

Along with the injuries, he also beefed with then-head coach Jeff Hornacek, and was essentially exiled from the team. The team will still have to pay him the remaining $38 million, but will spread out his remaining salary over more years with less of an annual cap hit.

He played the first nine seasons of his career with the Chicago Bulls and made two All-Star teams.

The Knicks have been trying to deal Noah since last season but have been unsuccessful, since they were unwilling to include any of their young pieces or draft picks in a deal to potentially dump Noah's atrocious contract. He was the 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-NBA selection.



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