Free agent Joakim Noah is nearing a four-year, $72 million deal with the New York Knicks, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. The framework of the deal still needs to be finalized, and the two sides plan to meet Friday in Orlando to continue negotiations, ccording to The Vertical's Shams Charania. Multiple reports listed the Knicks as the favorite to land Noah, who has spent the past nine seasons with the Chicago Bulls. A 6-foot-11 forward, Noah, 31, averaged 4.3 points and 8.8 rebounds in just 29 games last season. He played 67 games in the 2014-15 season and 80 games the year before. Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive A four-year, $70 million pact for Noah would be pretty darn steep.
The Warriors will have to trim salary to sign Kevin Durant. A key candidate to go? Andrew Bogut. Golden State drafted Vanderbilt center Damian Jones with the No. 30 pick. Under certain scenarios, the Warriors could keep Festus Ezeli‘s relatively low cap hold on the books, sign Durant then exceed the cap to re-sign Ezeli with his Bird Rights. Plus, Draymond Green can play some center. Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area: Drafting Jones also was, according to league sources, an indication of the team’s frustration with starting big man Andrew Bogut, who is a candidate to be moved should the Warriors succeed in their pursuit of upcoming free agent Kevin Durant. The Warriors, should they win the race to