The New York Knicks and exiled center Joakim Noah didn’t agree to a buyout before Thursday night, which was the deadline for waived players to be eligible to play in the playoffs.
So where do things go from here?
Prior to Thursday’s deadline, the general feeling between the Knicks and Noah was that they would address Noah’s future in the offseason if they couldn’t agree to a buyout.
Noah and Hornacek had to be separated during the argument, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Noah had become vociferous toward Hornacek in the aftermath of a brief appearance in a Jan. 23 game and engaged the coach verbally in practice the next day before the two were separated.
The National Basketball Players Association has said that it is “closely monitoring” the situation between Noah and the Knicks to ensure the player “is treated fairly under the rules of our collective bargaining agreement.”
Who’s available, and which recently signed players will have the biggest impact? Let’s take a look.
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