So here’s the deal, folks. The Knicks have made some roster cuts in preparation for the season. It’s been a long time coming but today was the day.
The Knicks have waived Joakim Noah, Kadeem Allen and Jeff Coby, the team announces.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 13, 2018
The stretch of time Joakim Noah spent with his hometown New York Knicks has officially been stretched. Of course the epoch isn’t over. He’ll be taking a bite out of the Knicks’ cap space cookie for this year and the next three after that.
Joakim Noah will not give up any money in a buyout per @SBondyNYDN, meaning his cap hit for 2019-20 will be stretched over 3 years at $6.4MM per year— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) October 13, 2018
Knicks were hoping to get back a little money, since, as shown below, even $7MM saves $1.2MM each year off that stretched cap hit pic.twitter.com/y7emdTtfok
Jeff Coby, a Columbia alum, and Kadeem Allen will be missed but don’t be surprised if we see them pop up in Westchester. As W-Knicks it is highly likely that their contributions will directly influence the development of guys like Allonzo Trier and Mitchell Robinson.
As for Noah, who-a knows. He slapped out a few summer workout videos where he knocked down 100% of his corner threes and bodied HG Wells on the block. We’ll see where that takes him. At first blush you always think Tom Thibodeau will come calling, but it seems like he may have bigger pillows to fluff these days.
Minnesota’s Tom Thibodeau has shown no interest in adding Joakim Noah to his collection of ex-Bulls, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 13, 2018
So where will Noah land? The Bay Area? Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket? He looks kinda like an old wizard. He could team up with OAKAAK legend Jimmy Baron. Come back to the NBA during the stretch run with the Cavs. I don’t know, crimestoppers. But something tells me this isn’t the last we’ve seen of old man Noah.
One thing I know for certain is you can always add to your game.