Knicks waive C Noah, still owe him $38M

Lynette Rowe
October 14, 2018

On Saturday, the New York Knicks finally severed ties with Joakim Noah, announcing they have waived the former All-Star after two astoundingly disappointing seasons.

How much cap space will that give NY for the summer of 2019, when the team hopes to add a marquee free agent to its base of young talent?

The 33-year-old Noah, who signed for his hometown team in 2016, finished with an average of 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds with NY.

Noah hadn't been with the team since clashing with former coach Jeff Hornacek last season.

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Noah underwent knee surgery in February of his first season with the team, and just one month later was hit with a 20-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy. He had an impressive spell with the Bulls, which included him being named NBA's Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.

In his two seasons in New York, Noah played in just 53 games (46 starts) and averaged 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game. The Knicks had hoped to trade him but no deal materialized, so they put the centre on waivers Saturday.

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

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