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Joakim Noah | Center/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 232
College: Florida
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Joakim Noah (illness) went through most of Saturday's practice and he's in no danger of missing Monday's Game 1 vs. Cleveland.
"We're ready to roll," said Tom Thibodeau. Noah made himself a target for Cavs' fans ire by telling reporters this week, "You know what? I never thought I'd say this, but I'm very excited to go to Cleveland." Noah averaged only 6.5 points vs. the Bucks in the first round, but he also had 11.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks. May 2 - 1:57 PM

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Joakim Noah is looking forward to the Bulls' second-round matchup with the Cavaliers.

"You know what? I never thought I'd say this, but I'm very excited to go to Cleveland," said Noah after Thursday's dominant Game 6 win over the Bucks. Noah and LeBron James have some history, and friendly-rivalry is not a term we'd use to describe this upcoming series. Noah is going to draw a favorable matchup against the Cavs, so he makes sense as a guy to target in daily leagues, as he should be able to put up some quality numbers throughout the Bull's second-round series.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 1 - 1:00 PM

Joakim Noah grabbed 19 boards against the Bucks on Monday with six points, five assists and one block in 32 minutes.

Noah is just owning the paint right now and he was just one off his career playoff high of 20 boards. The Bucks scored just 36 points in the paint and only one Buck had more than six boards (Giannis Antetokounmpo). Noah's knee/hamstring injury is behind him and he'll be looking at minutes in the 30s as long as he stays healthy.
Apr 20 - 11:05 PM

Joakim Noah played 35 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with six points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

Coach Tom Thibodeau stuck with his nine-man rotation tonight and Noah was still able to get big minutes. Taj Gibson did have an injury, but Noah was still on track to see a major increase in playing time from his 29.1 minutes per game in his previous 10. He should be in the 35-38 minute neighborhood as long as he's healthy. Pau Gasol didn't play very well in this game, making 5-of-17 from the field for 10 points with 13 boards, four assists and three blocks.
Apr 18 - 10:03 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) will play vs. the Bucks on Saturday as expected.

He missed the last two games of the regular season because of his nagging hamstring issue, but he practiced in full on Friday and is ready to rejoin the starting lineup. Noah doesn't have any restrictions on his minutes moving forward, but there is no need for the Bulls to push him considering Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic are backing him up. Still, Noah could play more than 32 minutes tonight.
Apr 18 - 11:24 AM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he will play in Game 1 against the Bucks on Saturday.

Noah missed the sat out the final two games of the regular-season, but he'll be back in action for the playoffs. However, with solid depth behind him in Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic, head coach Tom Thibodeau may limit his minutes.
Apr 17 - 2:02 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) said he'll be ready to go for Game 1 on Saturday.

Noah had knee surgery last year and coach Tom Thibodeau believes this hamstring injury is related. Noah's rest at the end of the season seems to be precautionary. Even if he does have limitations, the emergence of Nikola Mirotic really adds some depth. Plus, Taj Gibson is playing well.
Apr 16 - 7:44 PM

Joakin Noah (left hamstring tendinitis) and Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

For what it's worth, Thibodeau said that Noah will be ready for the playoffs, so the Bulls are obviously erring on the side of caution tonight. With Noah on the shelf, Taj Gibson will likely draw the start and should be plugged into all lineups, while Nikola Mirotic will also see an uptick in minutes and can be considered a must-start option in all leagues.
Apr 15 - 12:01 PM

Joakim Noah (left hamstring tendinitis) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

Noah spent Monday's game on the sidelines as well, so we're not expected him to suit up on Wednesday. Taj Gibson will draw the start if Noah is indeed unavailable, with Nikola Mirotic logging extended minutes off the bench. Both players offer plenty of upside, and they'd make for fine plug-and-play options in daily leagues. This seems like a very minor issue for Noah, and while he's unlikely for Monday, all signs are pointing towards him being available for Game 1 of the playoffs.
Apr 14 - 4:49 PM

Joakim Noah will not play against the Nets on Monday and Taj Gibson will start.

The team is calling it "left knee tendinitis" but it doesn't sound serious. Taj Gibson will start and could be in for a huge line. Nikola Mirotic also greatly benefits here. Noah should be considered questionable for Wednesday.
Apr 13 - 6:52 PM

After talks with the coaching staff, trainers and the front office, Joakim Noah said that his minutes restriction will be lifted for the playoffs.

Noah has been on a minutes limit of round 32 minutes per game for most of the season (he has gone over that number several times), but it's encouraging that the Bulls are showing confidence in his health leading into the playoffs. This news obviously doesn't help fantasy owners, but if anything at least the restrictions kept him healthy for most of the season.
Apr 11 - 12:33 PM

Joakim Noah notched six points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals with only one turnover in 33 minutes vs. the Cavs on Sunday.

He hadn't played 33 minutes in a game since Mar. 3 and the Bulls continue to keep him on a fairly strict 30-minute limit. Noah has been a late-round value since the break but tonight's all-around performance is good enough for leagues of any depth, and his six points came on opportunistic 3-of-3 shooting.
Apr 5 - 7:12 PM

Joakim Noah played 23 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday with six points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block.

His 15-game streak of having at least five assists was snapped tonight, which is pretty impressive for a center. In fact, it's the longest streak since Vlade Divac in 2004. Plus, Derrick Rose only has two such streaks in his entire career. Noah may get some rest down the stretch, but he's worth starting when he's active.
Mar 28 - 10:17 PM

Joakim Noah played 28 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday with nine points, five boards, five assists, one steal and one block.

He is likely going to have his minutes kept in check until the playoffs. Noah did average 12.3 boards per game over his previous three and he's also passing more, so he's still worth owning in standard leagues. His owners will have to watch out for more rest games like he had on Monday.
Mar 26 - 12:53 AM

Joakim Noah (soreness) will play against the Raptors on Wednesday night.

He rested for "general soreness" on Monday. The return of Noah should mean the Bulls will have their entire frontcourt ready to go with Taj Gibson, Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic good to go. There's certainly a chance for Nikola Mirotic to lose some playing time, but he's gone above and beyond all expectations this month. Mirotic is a hold for now while Noah can be inserted back into all lineups.
Mar 25 - 5:33 PM