Knicks Seek To Dump Joakim Noah After Heated Clash With Coach

Joakim Noah Jeff Hornacek

The veteran forward Joakim Noah was granted time away from the Knicks after at least one heated argument with Coach Jeff Hornacek, according to two people with knowledge of the dispute.

Noah and Hornacek had a fiery exchange at practice the day after the 6-foot-11 center played only five minutes in the Knicks' road loss to Golden State last Tuesday.

Noah, 32, signed a largely untradeable four-year, $72 million contract in the summer of 2016, when Phil Jackson was the Knicks president.

The officially stated reason for Noah's absence from the Knicks' last two games was "personal reasons". Unless New York wants to add a player like Kristaps Porzingis or future first-round picks in a deal (they don't), it's hard to see any team taking back Noah and his $17.7 million 2018-19 salary.

Noah angrily exited the Warriors game last Tuesday, argued with Hornacek the next day and then left the team, missing the last two games on the trip. The Knicks are not giving any indication of when, or if, Noah will return.

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The Knicks are reportedly itching to sever ties with Joakim Noah, whose 1½ seasons in NY have been nothing short of disastrous. Noah still believes he can provide legitimate minutes for somebody out there, though his time in NY hasn't offered much validation.

Of course, the Knicks would like to get out of Noah's contract. Now, the veteran center is viewed as an albatross. Such an agreement wouldn't change the cap hit the Knicks incur on the remaining years of Noah's deal.

Trade other centers:?Opposing teams have expressed interest in centers Enes Kanter, Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez ahead of the February 8 trade deadline.

Noah has fallen behind Enes Kanter, Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez on the depth chart at center, leaving him to play just 40 minutes the whole year. His season ended past year after just 46 games when he was shut down with a knee problem, and then he served a 20-game suspension for a drug violation that bled into this season.

Waive:?The Knicks could choose to waive Noah, though they'd likely attempt to negotiate a buyout before exploring this option.

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