The Knicks plan to move on from C Joakim Noah before training camp begins, reports Adrian Wojnarowski and Ian Begley of ESPN.
Although Noah has two years remaining on his contract, the Knicks will utilize the waive-and-stretch provision to secure his release after Sept. 1 if he cannot be traded, sources told ESPN.
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 has materialized. The Knicks would be able to shrink Noah's cap hit to $6.4 by using the stretch provision by Sept. 1.
The relationship between Noah and former coach Jeff Hornacek was strained at times, with the pair 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 saw just 5.7 minutes per game in seven games last season and averaged 1.7 point and two rebounds per game.