Knicks GM Scott Perry said the team does not yet have a plan regarding center Joakim Noah for the 2018-19 season but will evaluate all options.
"We're going to visit the Joakim situation again as we go through the offseason," Perry said, according to ESPN's Ian Begley. "And you know we won't take any options off the table for that matter."
The 33-year-old Noah appeared in just seven games this season, averaging 1.7 points and two rebounds in the second year of a four-year, $72 million contract.
Noah did not appear in a game since a heated altercation with now former head coach Jeff Hornacek on Jan. 25. New York did not trade him at the deadline, nor did it place him on waivers during the regular season.
The Knicks could trade Noah or waive him via the stretch provision, which according to the New York Post's Howie Kussoy would free up $12 million in cap space next summer. Or, there is the chance Noah could return to the team.
"It was a mutual decision made by both us and Joakim to be away for the rest of the season," Perry said. "But as we move forward, I said through the through the summer that there's a number of options as it comes to dealing with Joakim, so we won't take any of those options off the table."
Noah averaged five points and 8.8 rebounds in 46 games with the Knicks in the 2016-17 season. He has not appeared in more than 50 games in a season since 2014-15, when he was still a member of the Chicago Bulls.