The New York Knicks are exploring every free agent option available to them and could get some intriguing meetings with valuable players this summer. The one they're really looking forward to signing, however, is the free agent out of Chicago.

Via Marc Berman of the New York Post:

The Knicks are desperate for a starting center — their top target is Joakim Noah — and a starting shooting guard after the Derrick Rose blockbuster. They are also desperate to fill out a 15-man roster within the confines of the salary cap. They have just five players under contract.

Noah had a great role under Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls until last year. He averaged 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game in 35 minutes in the 2013-14 season and was being discussed for one of the five players in the league.

This year, however, Noah suffered a season ending injury and played just 22 minutes per game in 29 games. He finished averaging 4.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists. Falling out of Fred Hoiberg's rotation was one thing, but now Noah is all but likely to leave the Bulls and sign elsewhere.

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