Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek on Joakim Noah: 'We've moved on'

Joakim Noah’s expected Knicks end is near

Joakim Noah’s expected Knicks end is near

Joakim Noah has been estranged from the New York Knicks since the beginning of the season. Away from the team for the past month after getting into an argument with head coach Jeff Hornacek, the free agent bust will soon be looking for employment elsewhere. But Hornacek made clear on Tuesday that the Knicks have indeed move on from him.

That was the expected outcome when the Knicks sent Noah away after he and Hornacek got into it at a practice January 24 in Denver. No punches were thrown but both had to be separated. Suffice it to say, no team would like to shoot itself in the foot by absorbing a past-his-prime player who also carries an albatross contract. The team still owes him almost $38 million after this season, and Noah himself would have to come to terms on a buyout.

The New York Post's Marc Berman reported that Noah was seen last Saturday night at impresario Jimmy Goldstein's All-Star Weekend party in Los Angeles.

Signed to a four-year, $72.6 million contract back in 2016, Noah has suited up a total of 46 games for the Knicks since. He was seen with Stephen Curry, who brought his wife, Ayesha, Joel Embiid and Danilo Gallinari. Noah's National Basketball Association career appears to be winding down in his 10th season.