Noah is not expected to return to the Knicks this season, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. "I think that is the plan," coach Jeff Hornacek said following practice Tuesday. Noah has been away from the Knicks since an altercation with coach Hornacek on Jan. 24. Then on Tuesday, Hornacek essentially went on to confirm that he didn't expect Noah back with the team this season. "That's something that happened three weeks ago, four weeks ago," Hornacek said. "We handled that thing with Jo. It's not finalized because he's still on the roster. We've dealt with that situation." He also added, "There's really nothing more to say about it, update it. We've moved on. He's ready to move on and maybe have an opportunity somewhere else." From everything that's been reported up until this point, it sounds like the relationship between the two sides is beyond repair and it would make sense if Noah were ultimately released despite having two years left on his original four-year, $72.59 million contract.
Knicks general manager Scott Perry said shortly after the Feb. 8 trade deadline that Noah will remain away from the team "until further notice," Marc Berman of the New York Post reports. The Knicks were surely hopeful to find a trade partner for Noah at the deadline, but that was always going to be a tall task with the veteran center's performance having declined sharply over the past two-plus years and more than $40 million remaining on his contract. It looks increasingly likely that the Knicks will eventually just write Noah off as a sunk cost and release him, as his relationship with the organization appears irreparable after he engaged in a verbal feud with head coach Jeff Hornacek during a Jan. 24 practice that resulted in the 32-year-old being restrained by teammates. The Knicks decided against suspending Noah for the incident and have instead opted for a mutual separation that could very well end up being a permanent one.
Noah (personal) will be away from the Knicks "until further notice," with the team hoping to deal him before the trade deadline, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports. While it was reported earlier this week that Noah was excused through the trade deadline, it looks like the big man will not return to the team at all this season, whether he is traded or not. With a trade seeming unlikely to happen, the expectation is that Noah remains away from the team while still being under contract. Noah's time with the Knicks probably won't come to an end until some moves are made this offseason.
Noah (personal) will not be required to rejoin the Knicks until after the Feb. 8 trade deadline, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Noah reportedly had a confrontation with coach Jeff Hornacek during practice on Jan. 24 and he's since been away from the team. That will likely be the case through the trade deadline, as the Knicks try and do everything they can to unload Noah's hefty contract. Whether active or not, Noah wasn't a fantasy target anyway and his absence shouldn't have an impact on the Knicks' regular rotation.
Noah (personal) will not travel with the Knicks for Wednesday's game in Boston, Steve Popper of The Record reports. The veteran has been away from the team for the last several days after reportedly being involved in a "heated verbal altercation" with coach Jeff Hornacek. It's anyone's guess as to when -- or even if -- Noah will rejoin the team, as it's widely believed the Knicks are pursuing an avenue by which to part ways with Noah and his burdensome contract. It should go without saying at this point, but Noah can be safely ignored in leagues of nearly any size.
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