No one knows what the future holds for C Joakim Noah and the Knicks. An educated guess would be the Knicks trying to get his massive contract off their books, as they tried to do last season when he was dismissed from the team after a heated altercation with former head coach Jeff Hornacek.
But that hasn't stopped the veteran center from prepping for the new year. Noah was seen getting in rebounding work with former Knicks developmental coach Chris Brickley. He worked alongside Magic All-Star Aaron Gordon as well.
Brickley is known to have multiple NBA All-Stars, including LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Carmelo Anthony, come through his doors in the offseason to work on their craft, or play some pickup games.
Despite the Knicks trying to find a way to relieve Noah of his duties with the team, the 33-year-old has made it known he wants to stay in New York. He also said last month that he likes new head coach David Fizdale.
"I don't know what's gonna happen, but Coach Fiz is cool man," Noah told TMZ.
At the moment, Noah is the highest-paid Knick on paper with $18.53 million due to him next season. However, with the Knicks expecting a big push in free agency in 2019, getting him off the books in some way would free up a large amount of cap space.
Over the past three seasons, Noah has played in 82 games due to injuries and other off the court related issues. As a Knick, he has averaged 4.6 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game in 53 appearances.