The New York Knicks have to make a roster decision at some point this week.

Joakim Noah will return from his 20-game suspension for taking a banned substance on Monday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. New York has 15 players on guaranteed contracts, so the club needs to create a roster spot to make room for Noah. That can happen via trade or the release of a player.

Clearly, the organization can’t waive point guard Jarrett Jack to make room for Noah. The Knicks are 5-1 since Jack was moved into the starting lineup on Oct. 27.

Waiving a player (and eating the guaranteed money) isn’t ideal for New York. Trading two players for one or dealing one player for a draft pick is probably the Knicks’ best option.