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New York Knicks: The smart move will be to buyout Joakim Noah not trade Carmelo Anthony

It’s time to stop the nonsense on behalf of the New York Knicks. Very rarely do you hear of a team willing to get rid of the face of their franchise even when he states he wants to stay to see this through. Shouldn’t the Knicks owe that much to Carmelo Anthony after all he’s done? I mean granted, he has not led them to an NBA Title but how can he when the roster is in constant turnover? Phil Jackson did a smart move and went all in in 2016 but the addition of Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee and Joakim Noah failed. Which brings us to the biggest issue.

What to do with Noah and his contract?

While the Knicks are hell-bent on sending Anthony packing– Noah’s name has locked away and buried somewhere beneath The Port Authority. It’s time someone did some digging and place Noah in front of the firing squad that is the Knicks loyal fan base. Nevermind Anthony and his infamous No Trade Clause, it’s time to find a solution to the player making $18M a year with averages of 5 points and 9 rebounds in 22 minutes of action. He shows flashes of the player he used to be in Chicago but his defense was slow at best in 2016.

The sad part is– there is only one solution for the Knicks. They must come to term with Noah on a buyout. No team in their right mind, no matter their cap situation will help the Knicks out of this jam. Melo is a different story with his scoring ability but a player who averages 5 points and 9 rebounds can be found at the end of the Phoenix Suns bench for pennies on the dollar.

It’s clear he’s not worth the money and with the play of Kyle O’Quinn and Willie Hernangomez it will make it that much easier for the Knicks to count their losses and move on. If they were willing to buyout Anthony then why should Noah be an issue?

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Mark Wilson
Mark began his writing career for Yahoo then Rant Sports before deciding to head out on his own at TruluvSports. Now, he is lead NBA writer as well as co-owner of Inscribermag. His topic ranges from sports, Lifestyle, Sex, live streams and more. Mark's work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, MSN, Yahoo Sports and many others. No one is perfect but he does his best to provide fans with an honest opinion and not the saturated, watered-down sports and news everyone dishes out.