June 29, 2016, 8:44 pm
Marc Stein of ESPN reported on Wednesday that he’s hearing the Knicks are the favorites to land unrestricted free agent Joakim Noah.
Noah has the connection with Derrick Rose but the reality here is that the Knicks aren’t high on too many free agents’ lists and Joakim Noah isn’t exactly at the top of teams’ lists either. In other words, there’s a real fit for both parties and the Knicks will likely offer the most money as a result of it. If he lands in New York he’ll get a chance to rehab his fantasy value if he can stay healthy and regain his confidence on the offensive end. By the end of last year he looked like somebody that forgot how to play the game of basketball.
Sources: Joakim Noah is expected to reunite with Derrick Rose & return to NYC on a deal starting around $18 million. https://t.co/0W3KSrlPcl
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 30, 2016