Knicks general manager Scott Perry admits he has a big roster decision “looming’’ as center Joakim Noah returns Monday after his 12-game drug suspension is over, indicating a trade is still possible. The Knicks have to remove someone from the roster to make room for Noah, whom they apparently have no choice but to keep for now because of his four-year, $72 million contract. If a player is waived, point guard Ramon Sessions is a strong candidate. Perry hardly gave him a vote of confidence Wednesday. “We know that is looming,’’ Perry said before the Knicks’ 112-99 loss to the Magic. “We’re going to have to address the roster. We’ve been working through the process for a few weeks. By Sunday at 5 p.m., there’ll be a resolution one way or another. Whether it’s a trade or waive an individual.’’ The Post reported in Sunday’s editions Mindaugas Kuzminskas’ agents have gauged interest around the league for a trade as the Lithuanian forward appeared to be on the outs. The Post further reported the Lakers, Cavaliers and Hawks showed interest in Kuzminskas, 28, before he signed with the Knicks in the summer of 2016. Because of Kristaps Porzingis’ injury, Kuzminskas dressed Wednesday for the first time this season. Kuzminskas, who played 1:51 and missed both of his shots, was considered a signing propelled by Clarence Gaines, Phil Jackson’s top adviser, who has lost his clout.
Knicks GM Scott Perry won’t rule out trade as Noah return nears
New York Post | Nov 9