That’s the thing about New York Knicks basketball…it’s never so bad that it can’t get any worse.
Injured center Joakim Noah, who signed a 4-year, $72 million deal with the Knickerbockers this past summer, has been banned 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy, testing positive for a banned over-the-counter supplement known as LGD-4033, which provides similar effects to testosterone.
Noah, 32, has not played since February 4, out with a knee injury that forced him into surgery just over four weeks later. Signed over from the Chicago Bulls, Noah was averaging 5.0 points and 8.8 rebounds before his season ended. The Knicks, currently at 27-45, have ten more games this season and are all but eliminated from postseason contention, so Noah would likely serve his suspension to open the 2017-18 season.