Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
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Knicks waive Noah after just two seasons

Knicks waive Noah after just two seasons

The New York Knicks' relationship with Joakim Noah has come to a close. The Knicks had hoped to trade him but no deal materialized, so they put the centre on waivers Saturday. The pact quickly proved disastrous, however, as Noah has played a total of 53 games with NY - including just seven appearances last season - averaging 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds in just under 20 minutes per game overall.

After a standout tenure with the Chicago Bulls from 2007-16, Noah signed a gargantuan four-year, $72.6-million contract with the Knicks in 2016.

He was unable to regain his rotation spot once he was eligible to return and didn't play again following his argument with Hornacek after playing 4½ minutes in a loss at Golden State on January 23.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks will use the waive and stretch provision with Noah, taking on a $6.4 million salary cap hit for three seasons starting in 2019-20.

The former Chicago Bulls centre averaged 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds with NY.

The Knicks also waived Kadeem Allen and Jeff Coby, getting their roster down to 17 players.

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