Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
When asked about the idea of keeping Joakim Noah on the roster and trying to trade him later this season, Knicks GM Scott Perry said: "I was around him last year. I think with a new coach coming in, we've got so many young players, we have a lot of young players at his position, we just didn't think it was the right fit for us right now. That factored heavily into our decision. Also what factored heavily into (it): we're very comfortable with the guys you see on the court right now." The Knicks waived Noah and stretched the final season of his contract ($19.3 million) over three seasons.