NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks Eye Joakim Noah As Mentor Of Kristaps Porzingis
The New York Knicks are in the center of trade rumors at present. The Knicks have struggled in the past few games, but the regulars at the Madison Square Garden are drawing significant trade interest. Kristaps Porzingis is a star in the making, according to experts, and the Knicks are eyeing Joakim Noah to mentor him.Advertisement
The Chicago Bulls are interested in trading off Noah. The veteran NBA star has lost his defensive energy. But he possesses all the experience and is a terrific passer in the offense run. The Knicks are considering Noah as a good trade option to develop a triangle offense. They are ready to trade off Robin Lopez for Noah.
Lopez could play the starting center’s role in Bulls and provide the defensive energy. It is expected that Pau Gasol will also be leaving the Bulls.
Noah’s expiring contract will provide the Knicks with more flexibility. The Knicks could consider another cheaper contract at the end of the season. Now, will the Bulls trade their two-time All-Star? This season, Noah and Derrick Rose have been underwhelming shooters within the restricted area. This might lead the Bulls to part company with Noah.