Knicks officially waive Noah after 2 seasons
NEW YORK (TNS) — The Knicks severed ties with Joakim Noah on Saturday afternoon, announcing they have waived the former AllStar after two disappointing seasons.
A source told the Daily News that Noah was waived outright, meaning he gave up no money in a buyout.
The 33-year-old has been away from the Knicks since January, when he and former coach Jeff Hornacek got into a heated altercation at practice. As it turned out, that moment symbolized the end of Noah’s Knicks career.
Noah signed a four-year, $72 million deal in 2016 and he leaves with $38 million of that remaining. The Knicks will be paying Noah $6.4 million annually until 2022.
Noah totaled 53 games over two seasons with the Knicks, averaging fewer than five points. He had two surgeries and a 20-game PED suspension.