Knicks C Joakim Noah will play a role on the Knicks moving forward and the team does not plan to buy out his contract, GM Scott Perry told the New York Post
Noah, who has been limited to only two games this season after missing the first dozen games due to a suspension, said he understands he has made mistakes and has suffered injuries. But Perry said he likes to have veteran players around on the team and praised the impact Noah can have on the locker room.
"As of right now, I'm comfortable he's here," Perry said. "Let's see what he can contribute going forward. He's done everything we've asked of him and embraced where he is in his career. It'll happen at some point (that he"ll play).''
Noah has also played one game with the Westchester Knicks and scored nine points, had four assists, and grabbed five rebounds in 23 minutes.
"We know how long the season can be,'' Perry said. "Willy, Jo are guys who haven't played much yet with the rotation what it's been. I've been around the NBA long enough to know that can change for a variety of reasons. Both those guys are working very hard and will be ready for the opportunity. When that comes, we'll evaluate it." Perry said
In the meantime, Noah said he will stay prepared for anything the team needs down the stretch.
"Whenever my number is called, I'm ready," he said.