Knicks expected to part ways with Noah before season

After a fine career with the Bulls, Joakim Noah has been a disappointment with the Knicks.

The New York Knicks are marching on in their desperation to part ways with center Joakim Noah, according to a report from Shams Charania of Stadium.

While the Knicks are making calls in an effort to trade Noah and his bloated contract, “waiving and stretching Noah’s contract looms as a route,” Charania wrote.

Noah has basically bombed since signing a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks in 2016. The Knicks have tried mightily to figure out a way to part ways with him since about the middle of last season. His finest years came earlier this decade as a member of the Chicago Bulls.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are loaded with former Bulls such as coach Tom Thibodeau, forwards Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Luol Deng, and point guard Derrick Rose — but even they are reportedly not interested.

“Word is (the Timberwolves) have no current plans to pursue Noah should Noah part ways with the Knicks in the near future as expected,” Marc Stein of The New York Times reported.

The 6-foot-11 Noah appeared in just seven games for the Knicks last season and averaged less than two points.