The New York Knicks are moving on from Mindaugas Kuzminskas in order to free up a roster spot for Joakim Noah.
In order to make room for center Joakim Noah, the New York Knicks are waiving Mindaugas Kuzminskas, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Knicks are waiving forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas to make room for the return of Joakim Noah, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 12, 2017
Knicks general manager Scott Perry admits it was a tough decision to move on from Kuzminskas.
NYK’s Scott Perry on Kuzminskas: The respect this franchise has for Mindaugas cannot be overstated. His professionalism & work ethic were greatly appreciated by his teammates, coaches & the entire staff. This decision was extremely tough for us. We wish him nothing but the best.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 12, 2017
The Knicks were trying to trade Kuzminskas, but were unable to do so with a deadline of 5pm on Sunday to get something done.
It’s a shame the Knicks have to keep Noah, given the fact that they already have Enes Kanter, who has been great so far this season.
Unfortunately Noah’s contract doesn’t run out until after the 2019-20 season.