The arc on his shot is terrible, but perhaps we could use his ark. We may need a backup plan if we don’t sign Kevin Durant or another key free agent. Is it too late to board Noah’s Ark, or are we content in swimming in the deluge that is certain to come from the Splash Brothers? Here is a blurb from today’s Chicago Sun-Times:
"Joakim Noah is reportedly "99 percent sure" that he'll join the Knicks as an unrestricted free agent.
Noah will meet with the Knicks on Friday, but it seems all but certain the New York native will be returning home this summer. Noah is reportedly set to earn an annual salary in the $18 million range, although Phil Jackson is trying to convince him to sign something closer to $15-$16 million in order to keep their options open of bringing in another impactful player during free agency. Noah will be the starting center in New York, but his injury history will make him a risky mid-round gamble on draft day."
The Warriors were also 99% favorites to win the NBA Finals after going up 3-1 in the series; therefore, anything can happen.
But what if the interview does not go well? What if Noah says, "I want to play in NYC – it is a great party city." And what about the question: "Why do you want to leave your current job?" What if he says, "Chicago is full of Bulls*it." If the interview does not go well, perhaps there is a chance that GSW can sign him.
Would you be on board with that?