The 33-year-old Noah, who signed for his hometown team in 2016, finished with an average of 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds with NY. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday that Noah has "no traction on an open roster spot elsewhere in NBA", adding that former head coach Tom Thibodeau has "no interest" in bringing Noah to Minnesota.
NY is using the waive and stretch provision to cover for the remaining $38 million on Noah's current deal, per Woj, which will give the Knicks an annual cap hit of $6.4 million for the next three seasons, starting from 2019-20.
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Seen as one of the leaders in the Argentina camp, Messi captained his country to their second-round exit at the summer tournament. Messi reportedly earns over £100million a year as a Barcelona player and is the best paid footballer in the world.
His $18.5 million salary for this season will count against the salary cap and the Knicks can stretch out the remaining amount over three seasons.
The former Chicago Bulls centre averaged 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds with NY. He was the 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-NBA selection. The Knicks had hoped to trade him but no deal materialized, so they put the centre on waivers Saturday.