Joakim Noah, Knicks Moving Towards Buyout Agreement

Ruben Hill
September 24, 2018

According to Shams Charania of Stadium, Noah and the Knicks have agreed on a "waive and stretch" agreement that will be executed before Monday, making Noah a free agent.

The Florida product signed a four-year, $72.5 million deal with the Knicks prior to the 2016-17 campaign. Since signing with NY, though, Noah has played in 53 games (starting 46 of them) and has lost time to various injuries. The Knicks have tried mightily to figure out a way to part ways since about the start of last season.

Charania adds several teams are monitoring Noah's situation, though it's unclear which teams would be interested in adding the veteran big man. He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last February and shoulder surgery last April. That suspension cost him the first 12 games of the 2017-18 season. He averaged 1.7 points and 2 rebounds while only appearing in 7 games for the team past year.

Over 625 career games with the Knicks and Chicago Bulls, Noah is averaging 8.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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