Report: Knicks looking to part ways with Noah

If Joakim Noah is bought out by the New York Knicks, contending teams are expected to be interested in him.

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah left the team indefinitely last week after getting into a heated verbal exchange with head coach Jeff Hornacek and the franchise is now exploring ways to part with Noah — according to a report from Yahoo Sports.

Noah is unhappy with his role on the Knicks and was frustrated with Hornacek last Tuesday after only playing 4:31 in the 4th quarter against the Golden State Warriors.

According to the New York Post, Noah was “pissed” because both Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle O’Quinn sat out versus the Warriors and the veteran thought he was going to get more playing time.

The Knicks have ramped up their efforts to trade Noah, but the 32-year-old has one of the NBA’s most untradeable contracts. Noah signed a four-year, $72 million free agent deal with the Knicks in 2016.

New York refuses to include any draft picks in a potential Noah trade, making it even more difficult to find a suitor for the former Defensive Player of the Year.

Noah has appeared in just seven games this season and is averaging 1.7 points and 2.0 rebounds.