New York Knicks Waiving Mindaugas Kuzminskas To Make Room For Joakim Noah (Report)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Mindaugas Kuzminskas #91 of the New York Knicks drives past Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #24 of the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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:

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 28-year-old has been passed over in the rotation by new Knicks Doug McDermott and Michael Beasley. He admitted to Marc Berman of The New York Post that he was disappointed over being inactive.

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.

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Chip Murphy

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