Knicks: Noah won’t be back with team until further notice
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 03, 2018 07:44 AM
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah, right, gets fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (0) as Noah goes up for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
NEW YORK (AP) — Joakim Noah’s absence from the New York Knicks will continue indefinitely.
A team official says Friday (Saturday, PHL time) that Noah and the Knicks have mutually agreed that he will not be back with the club until further notice.
Noah left the team last week after a dispute with coach Jeff Hornacek. He’s already missed a pair of games this week.
The veteran center hasn’t reclaimed a rotation spot after missing the start of the season while serving the remainder of a 20-game suspension. That suspension began last season for violating terms of the anti-drug agreement.
The Knicks could try to find a trade for him before next Thursday’s (next Friday, PHL time) deadline. However, a deal will be difficult because he has two more seasons remaining on the $72-million contract he signed in the summer of 2016.