According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the New York Knicks decided to waive Mindaugas Kuzminskas to free up space for Joakim Noah.
The New York Knicks are cutting ties with second-year forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas to make room for the return of suspended big man Joakim Noah. They had until 5 p.m. ET Sunday to decide who had to go and it’s not exactly a surprising decision.
It wasn’t the most significant “Woj bomb” from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
Knicks are waiving forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas to make room for the return of Joakim Noah, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 12, 2017
Kuzminskas has only appeared in one game all season — playing two minutes of garbage time in New York’s Wednesday loss to Orlando. He didn’t play at all in the preseason due to injury.
Jarrett Jack was initially considered the favorite to go as he’s playing on a non-guaranteed deal but he’s emerged as the starting point guard. Ramon Sessions — replaced by Jack — was likely on the chopping block as well, but Kuz is the one who’s gone.
The fan favorite known as “cheese” will land somewhere. Per Berman, teams like the Lakers, Cavs, and Hawks expressed interest before he signed in New York. It will be interesting to see where he ends up.