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Joakim Noah To Remain Away From Knicks Indefinitely

Feb 21, 2018 10:41 AM

Jeff Hornacek indicated that Joakim Noah won't return to the New York Knicks in the near future.

"We've moved on. He's ready to move on and maybe have an opportunity somewhere else," Hornacek said.

Noah will remain away from the Knicks indefinitely. Noah's return will be up to Steve Mills and Scott Perry.

The Knicks were unable to trade Noah at the trade deadline and have shown no desire to waive him.

Noah is not yet open to discussing a buyout with the Knicks.

"That's something that happened three weeks ago, four weeks ago. We handled that thing with Jo," he said. "It's not finalized because he's still on the roster. We've dealt with that situation. There's really nothing more to say about it."

Hornacek and Noah had to be physically separated during a practice in late January.

"Things happen in practice, happen in meetings, happen in all kind of stuff," he said. "We've dealt with that and that's the end of it from us."

The National Basketball Players Association has said that it is "closely monitoring" the situation between Noah and the Knicks to ensure the player "is treated fairly under the rules of our collective bargaining agreement."

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Troy Williams Agrees To Sign 10-Day Deal With Knicks

Feb 20, 2018 9:47 AM

Troy Williams has agreed to sign a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks.

Williams was waived by the Houston Rockets last week in order for the team to create a roster spot for Joe Johnson.

Williams received interest from several other teams.

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Jeff Hornacek Shoved Joakim Noah During Altercation

Feb 17, 2018 8:56 PM

Jeff Hornacek and Joakim Noah engaged in a physical altercation during practice last month.

Noah voiced his displeasure about a lack of playing time and Hornacek was the first to shove Noah. The two were separated before any punches were thrown.

Noah remains away from the Knicks after they were unable to trade him at the deadline.

The Knicks and Noah could agree upon a buyout.

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Knicks To Prioritize Minutes For Young Point Guards After All-Star Break

Feb 15, 2018 11:43 AM

The New York Knicks will prioritize playing time to their young point guards over Jarrett Jack when they return from the All-Star break.

The Knicks have Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke at point guard.

"It's probably all three of those young guys (playing more) — Frank, Emmanuel and Trey — and we'll slide a couple of them in the two spot a little bit," Jeff Hornacek said. "Whether it's Trey and Emmanuel or some combination of those guys — Emmanuel and Frank."

Jack was signed as a stopgap point guard.

"We don't want (Ntilikina) to always be off the ball, either," Hornacek said. "We want to play him on the ball. So that he continues to get that taste of the point guard position."

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Knicks Interested In Hiring Pablo Prigioni As Developmental Coach

Feb 12, 2018 9:14 AM

The New York Knicks have interest in hiring Pablo Prigioni as a developmental coach.

Prigioni was also offered a job by the Knicks last summer but turned it down to become head coach of Baskonia in Spain. Prigioni lasted just three weeks in the job.

Prigioni is in New York this week after being invited by the Nets to spend a week with them. It is not clear if the Nets have interest in hiring Prigioni as a coach.

The Knicks are believed to be short on developmental coaches.

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Grizzlies Rejected Emmanuel Mudiay, 2nd Round Pick From Nuggets For Tyreke Evans

Feb 9, 2018 10:23 AM

The Denver Nuggets attempted to trade for Tyreke Evans with the Memphis Grizzlies at the deadline and presented two offers.

Denver offered Memphis either Emmanuel Mudiay and a second round pick, or an expiring contract and multiple second round picks.

The Grizzlies wanted more in exchange for Evans and didn't want any salary for the 18-19 season. Mudiay was eventually traded to the New York Knicks.

Memphis failed to find a workable trade of Evans, who they signed to a one-year, $3.3 million contract.

The Washington Wizards also had interest in Evans and likely would have parted with two second round picks as well.

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Knicks Acquire Emmanuel Mudiay From Nuggets

Feb 8, 2018 2:07 PM

The New York Knicks have acquired Emmanuel Mudiay from the Denver Nuggets in a three-way trade.

The Knicks will send Doug McDermott to the Dallas Mavericks while the Nuggets will acquire Devin Harris. Denver will also get a second round pick from the Knicks.

Mudiay was the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft.

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Knicks Receiving Trade Calls On Doug McDermott

Feb 8, 2018 1:27 PM

The New York Knicks have received interest in trading for Doug McDermott.

McDermott will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

The Knicks acquired McDermott in the Carmelo Anthony trade last September.

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Wolves, Thunder Could Pursue Joakim Noah If Bought Out

Feb 8, 2018 9:08 AM

While a buyout for Joakim Noah with the New York Knicks is unlikely, he would receive interest from several teams if he becomes a free agent.

Both the Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves would be expected to show interest in signing Noah.

Noah is due $18.53 million in 18-19 and $19.3 million in 19-20.

Noah has been away from the Knicks as they attempt to trade him following his altercation with Jeff Hornacek.

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Knicks Prioritizing Draft Pick Accumulation Under New Regime

Feb 8, 2018 8:26 AM

The decision from the New York Knicks to trade Willy Hernangomez was largely about deepening their pool of future draft picks. The Knicks acquired a pair of second round picks from the Charlotte Hornets for Hernangomez after they were unable to find a team willing to send a first round pick.

“I think the fact that we were able to get two in a deal like that and really kind of fit to our plan of acquiring picks in those years,” Scott Perry said. “Historically with this franchise there have not been a lot of picks involved, and we talked about wanting to build something sustainable and I think one of the most important parts of that is having a cupboard full of picks if you will. And I think this deal allowed us to do that. We have all of our picks in place, and we can add other young athletes or use the picks in other ways to obtain talent.”

New York owns two second round picks this June.

“The Knicks are trying to find a Terry Rozier before he becomes Terry Rozier,” one NBA scout said of the Knicks’ thinking entering the deadline.

Hernangomez was a first-team All Rookie selection last season.

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