Former Chicago Bull and University of Florida Gator Joakim Noah had an altercation with Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek last week that has led to the team and Noah deciding it would be best if her was traded our of New York Yahoo News reports https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-practice-incident-knicks-exploring-ways-part-joakim-noah-174916950.html.
The 6’11” center has not seen many minutes with the Knicks this year, with centers Kyle O’Quinn and Willy Hernangomez being utilized most by Coach Hornacek due to Noah’s recent knee surgery and drug related suspension.
The two time NBA All-Star has spend most of his 10 NBA seasons in Chicago where he averaged 9.3 points, 1.4 blocks, and 9.4 rebounds. He had become a staple in the city but was traded when the team went through a rebuilding phase after the Derrick Rose era.
It is unclear which team will pick up Noah at this time but given his performance statistics it is safe to say that this past years misfortunes will be overlooked with the hope of a speedy recovery for the two time NCAA champion. Though analyst Tim Cato has his doubts https://www.sbnation.com/2018/1/29/16945816/knicks-joakim-noah-trade-rumors-heated-verbal-exchange-lmao-no-one-is-taking-that-contract.
The New York Knicks are currently 10th in the Eastern Conference just ahead of the Charlotte Hornets and two games behind the Detroit Pistons with a record of 22 – 8. NBA sophomore Kristaps Porzingis has been a standout averaging 23 points per game. The Knicks play the 18 – 32 Brooklyn Nets tomorrow at 5:30 pm. It’s probably a safe bet to assume Joakim Noah will be sitting this one out.