New York Knicks center Joakim Noah is currently dealing with an illness according to head coach Jeff Hornacek. The veteran big man did not accompany the team for their upcoming two-game road trip in order to avoid the possibility of him infecting his teammates.

However, Noah’s absence really shouldn’t have much of an effect on the Knicks as they prepare for back-to-back games on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday and the Houston Rockets on Saturday.