November 16, 2017, 10:47 am
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said that Joakim Noah will remain on the inactive list going forward.
It makes sense for the Knicks, who are actually doing much better than expected currently sitting at 8-6 which is good enough for fifth in the East. Their center position is already messy and there is no point of clogging it anymore with an aging Joakim Noah. The Knicks barely find minutes for their 23-year old center Willy Hernangomez, who was thought to be the starter and has a clear connection with Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis so adding Noah to the mix would just be unrealistic. He’s on one of the worst contracts in the league and likely won’t get activated unless Enes Kanter or Kyle O’Quinn go down, and even if he is activated he isn’t a fantasy relevant asset.