November 6, 2017, 10:31 am
Joakim Noah’s role with the Knicks is uncertain at this point, according to Al Iannazzone of the Newsday.
The roster has a plethora of center options including Enes Kanter, Kyle O’Quinn, Willy Hernangomez and now Noah, as he is eligible to return from suspension November 13 versus the Cavs. At age 32, Noah is still a capable defender, but Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said it looks like there will be nights when some centers receive DNP-CD’s.“How we’re playing, there might be nights when guys get in and other nights when they don’t,” Hornacek said. “If we all accept that we’re a team and we’re trying to do this together, then everybody’s contribution is important whether you’re playing or not.” If the Knicks decide to deal, you can count on them trying to include Noah’s hefty 4 year/$72 million contract. Noah is not worth stashing at this point with the current log jam at center.