Starting center Joakim Noah is expected back from his flu-like illness for Friday’s Garden game vs. Charlotte, the first half of a two-day, home-and-home with the Hornets. Whether the Knicks need him is open for debate.
The Knicks have won four of five games to reach the .500 mark at 7-7. Noah was out sick for two of those wins and benched in the second half of another.
The elephant in the room is whether Noah’s contract will haunt Jackson for all four years, considering he already is struggling to find a niche other than rebounding (8.9 per game).
Source: Marc Berman of the New York Post
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