There are three possible players that the New York Knicks could trade or release in order to make room for Joakim Noah.
The New York Knicks have a tough decision to make with center Joakim Noah coming off of his 20 game suspension for violating the NBA’s drug policy.
The Knicks need to free up one roster spot for Noah and right now there are three players that could be on the way out.
Sessions started out this season as the Knicks starting point guard, but that led to an 0-3 start, which prompted head coach Jeff Hornacek to go with Jarrett Jack, who’s averaging over five assists a game.
The Knicks might need to keep Sessions with Jack coming off of a serious knee injury that he suffered just last season. Ron Baker is dealing with an ankle injury and rookie Frank Ntilikina has also been fighting off injuries over the course of the past two months.
Ntilikina could be ready to start at some point this season, but they’ll need him to stay healthy.
Beasley ended up starting in place of Kristaps Porzingis on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic, but only recorded 4 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block.
Beasley is only averaging 4.3 points per game this season, which is way below his career average of 12.5 points per game.
The Knicks are better off getting rid of Beasley and using Hernangomez more.
If New York releases Beasley, they’ll be on the books for his $2.1 million salary for this season.
It’s already been reported that the Knicks are trying to trade Kuzminskas, who has been inactive for most of the season.
Cutting Kuzminskas would mean the Knicks would have to eat his $3 million salary for this season. He’s a free agent next summer.