The Knicks remain likely to cut ties with C Joakim Noah before training camp begins later this month, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Adrian Wojnarowski and Ian Begley of ESPN had reported on Aug. 8 that the Knicks parting ways with Noah before training camp was likely
Although Noah has two years remaining on his contract, the Knicks will utilize the waive-and-stretch provision to secure his release if they are unable to trade him, sources told ESPN at the time.
The Knicks had not yet made up their mind about Noah's future with the team when they hired coach David Fizdale in June. General Manager Scott Perry has tried trading Noah and talks were ongoing throughout the summer, but nothing materialized. The Knicks would have been able to shrink Noah's cap hit to $6.4 million by using the stretch provision by Sept. 1.
The relationship between Noah and former head coach Jeff Hornacek was strained at times, with the pair once being foced to be separated at practice.
Noah was plagued by injuries in 2016-17, but averaged 22.1 minutes per game that season, which was his first with the Knicks. He played just 5.7 minutes per game in seven games last season while averaging 1.7 points and 2.0 rebounds.