NBA Rumors: With Derrick Rose On Board, Knicks After Joakim Noah


The New York Knicks just traded their old starting center for their new starting point guard, so it seems they’re in the market for a big man.

Considering the relationship (and wins) Derrick Rose had with former Chicago Bulls teammate Joakim Noah, he would seem to be a natural fit to join the former MVP at Madison Square Garden. Accordingly, the Knicks seem to be interested.

“With Derrick Rose on board, some in the Knicks organization want to make a run at Bulls center — and soon to be free agent — Joakim Noah, sources say,” ESPN New York’s Ian Begley wrote Wednesday. “Noah is close with Rose and has a good relationship with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. He also grew up in New York. The Knicks sent center Robin Lopez to Chicago in the Rose deal and are in need of a big man. They will have at least $30 million to spend in free agency this summer. … It is unclear what kind of offer Noah is looking for. Other outlets have reported that the Knicks are interested in Noah. The trade for Rose on Wednesday only bolstered that interest for some in the organization.”

Letting Noah protect the basket and provide a tinge of inside scoring while Kristaps Porzingis, Carmelo Anthony and Rose stretch the floor makes for a lethal combination and a much better team than the Knicks previously had.

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