Joakim Noah has been sent home by the Knicks. I have been a Knick fan my entire life and last year was a disappointing year for me. The disappoint did not come from the number of loses the team had, it came from the activities of the organizations. I am referring to the treatment of Carmelo Anthony and Charles Oakley, I thought with the exit of Phil Jackson and the hiring of Scott Perry these childish actions would no longer exist. Then comes the Joakim Noah situation which may have proved me wrong.

Joakim Noah and the coach Jeff Hornacek got into a verbal altercation, because of this event Noah was sent home indefinitely. Joakim is a 2 times All-Star, 4 times All-Defensive, and 1st team All-NBA; I understand with the recent injuries he may not be the player he uses to be, but the Knicks are not giving him a chance to prove himself. I believe the Knicks need to do a better job with communicating with their players, it is simple to sit Noah down and let him know the directions of the team and what his role is if any. If the role is unacceptable by his standards, then the team and Noah should come to some agreement that both parties can live with. I see via social media Knick fans complaining about Noah, he makes too much, and he washed up. To those fans, I say contracts are negotiated and he has played so do you what abilities he has left. He is being paid $17 million a year, should at least try to get some money worth from him.

One of my fears that I had with the way they were treating Carmelo Anthony was how does this play with other players? Will this affect the top free-agents decision about joining the Knicks? I honestly if you are a top ten player in the league would you sign with the Knicks after witnessing how they treat their players?