If Joakim Noah and the New York Knicks are unable to agree upon a buyout this week, sources say the Players Association will intensify its interest in his situation.
Noah has been away from the team indefinitely following his altercation with Jeff Hornacek during a practice in January. Hornacek reportedly first turned the altercation into a physical one.
The Knicks were unable to trade Noah at the deadline and could attempt to do so again this offseason.
Hornacek's future with the Knicks is also uncertain.
Earlier this month, the union released a statement to The Post, stating: “We are closely monitoring the situation to make sure Joakim Noah is treated fairly under the rules of our collective bargaining agreement.”