"Unless general manager Scott Perry can find a trade that includes Noah, the Knicks will use the NBA's waive-and-stretch provision to release Noah sometime after September 1, league sources said".
Noah and the Knicks separated in February following a heated argument between Noah and ex-coach Jeff Hornacek.
Under the waive-and-stretch provision, the Knicks would be able to lessen the cap hit of the two years and $37.8 million left on Noah's contract by spreading his $19.3 million 2019-20 salary over three seasons. That came a day after Noah yelled expletives at his coach upon being removed from a game against the Golden State Warriors.
There were some rumblings that new coach David Fizdale would "try" to talk to Noah to see if there was a way to bring him back into the fold.
Noah, a two-time All-Star for the Chicago Bulls and 2014 Defensive Player of the Year, never made an impact with NY.
The 2014 Defensive Player of the Year signed a rich contract with the Knicks in the summer of 2016.
NY general manager Scott Perry has been trying to find a deal for the often injured center, but has been unable to get an adequate trade partner and has been unwilling to part with a young player or a future first-round draft pick to get rid of him. One is to keep Noah and allow him to eat up a massive amount of cap space and a roster spot for the next two years, while not even really being a part of the team.
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