New York Knicks Joakim Noah
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The New York Knicks signed Joakim Noah to a long contract and it is becoming clear that both sides are having regrets.

Joakim Noah was signed to a four-year, $72 million contract in order to be a defensive presence the New York Knicks needed. Things haven’t quite worked out according to plan. After returning from suspension, Noah has struggled to find any time on the floor this season and he is clearly frustrated. He’s been stuck on the outside of a rotation that’s featured, Enes Kanter and Kyle O’Quinn.

Per Newsday’s Al Iannazzone Noah will not be playing Wednesday night in Boston. Iannazzone went on to say that it’s unclear if Noah will rejoin the team at all.

Noah is a reminder of the Phil Jackson-era Knicks and it is widely regarded as one of the worst contracts in the NBA. It’s unclear whether there is any interest around the league for Noah and it would be unlikely for Noah to negotiate a buyout that would leave money on the table.

It’s turning into a messy situation with no obvious fix. Stay tuned for more drama on this front.

Viva Las Vegas:

This upcoming summer will see the Knicks return to the Las Vegas Summer League this season after two years in the Orlando Summer League. This is coming from reports from Newsday’s Al Iannazzone.

All 30 teams will be playing in Las Vegas which should make for some interesting storylines during the offseason. This past offseason Lonzo Ball and the Lakers made headlines in Vegas when they won the championship this past summer. For NBA junkies, the summer league is a fantastic place to get a glimpse of all the young guys coming into the league.

Back-to-Back:

After a convincing win against the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks look to build off of two straight wins Wednesday night in Boston. The Celtics are 36-15 this season and currently sit in first place in the Eastern Conference standings.

Leaving Boston with a win on Wednesday night will be a tall order for a Knicks team that has struggled on the second nights of back-to-backs this season. They are currently 4-6 in these types of games and have only managed to win two of eight road games in these situations. The Knicks will have their work cut out for them.

Other Knicks News, Stories:

  • Alex Jordan of ESNY explains why Porzingis deserves to be in the All-Star game, and maybe even start.
  • ESNY’s Collin Loring takes a shot at figuring out what Courtney Lee could fetch on the trade market.
  • Joshua Casper of ESNY wrote about Lance Thomas’ fiery speech and wonders if it will have a long-term effect on this team.
 

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