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Joakim Noah | Center/Forward | #13

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 232
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHI
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Joakim Noah is reportedly "99 percent sure" that he'll join the Knicks as an unrestricted free agent.
Noah will meet with the Knicks on Friday, but it seems all but certain the New York native will be returning home this summer. Noah is reportedly set to earn an annual salary in the $18 million range, although Phil Jackson is trying to convince him to sign something closer to $15-$16 million in order to keep their options open of bringing in another impactful player during free agency. Noah will be the starting center in New York, but his injury history will make him a risky mid-round gamble on draft day. Jun 30 - 4:29 PM

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Joakim Noah is scheduled to meet with the Knicks on Friday afternoon.

While the Knicks are believed to be the front-runner to land the unrestricted free agent, Noah will meet with the Knicks in the afternoon rather than on midnight. Noah is widely expected to land a deal worth around $18 million per season and would make for an interesting mid-round fantasy option as the Knicks starting center.
Jun 30 - 11:11 AM

The Knicks are reportedly a "big favorite" to sign free agent Joakim Noah.

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, multiple teams vying for Noah feel that he's likely to sign with the Knicks, and the Washington Post reports that he could earn approximately $18 million per season. New York is desperate for a starting-caliber center after trading away Robin Lopez in the deal for Derrick Rose, and Noah reportedly chafed in a reserve role for Chicago last season, so the pairing makes sense. From a fantasy perspective, the Knicks would be an ideal landing spot for Noah.
Jun 30 - 12:04 AM

The Knicks and Joakim Noah have a mutual interest in one another, sources told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Noah and New York flirting with one another is the worst kept non-secret of the NBA offseason so far, so expect the reports to continue flowing until a resolution comes to light. Per Berman, the Knicks have a "very high interest" in Noah, while Joakim is "eager for at least a sitdown with the Knicks." At this point, it appears Phil Jackson's new-look starting five could very well include Noah as Robin Lopez's replacement.
Jun 27 - 10:27 AM

Joakim Noah isn't interested in re-signing with the Bulls, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

According to the report, Noah has "no trust in the direction of the [Bulls'] front office," and his priorities are being on a winning team, having the opportunity to start and finish games, and finding a franchise that will support his charity work with the Noah's Arc Foundation. The 31-year-old center will have plenty of suitors this summer but fantasy owners should be wary of him following two disappointing, injury-riddled seasons.
Jun 26 - 11:21 PM

According to the New York Post, Joakim Noah is the Knicks' top target in free agency.

We already know that Derrick Rose is going to recruit him, and New York obviously needs a starting center after trading away Robin Lopez to the Bulls. Noah has also been linked to the Wolves, but the Knicks have plenty of cap space and it sounds like they are going to aggressively pursue him on July 1.
Jun 26 - 10:57 AM

The Wizards will not offer Joakim Noah a max contract, according to J. Michael of CSN.

There was an earlier report today saying the Wizards were considering it, but it didn't make sense given their roster and the market value of Noah. The Wizards will likely look for a cheaper backup behind Marcin Gortat.
Jun 24 - 6:42 PM

Derrick Rose said he wants to play with Joakim Noah.

"I want him," Rose said. "He knows that. I think his family knows that. I think everyone knows that." This isn't exactly a secret and the Knicks may have been after Noah even before the Rose deal. Plus, losing Robin Lopez makes getting a center a top priority for them. There is a report of the Wizards in on Noah, but they don't need him nearly as much as the Knicks do.
Jun 24 - 4:24 PM

There are members of the Knicks organization who would like to sign Joakim Noah, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

Noah should receive some interest as an unrestricted free agent now that he's recovered from a shoulder tear and would make a lot of sense for the Knicks. The 31-year-old's best days are behind him, but he's just two years removed from winning a Defensive Player of the Year Award and will be worth a late-round pick in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN
Jun 23 - 10:35 AM

Joakim Noah (shoulder) said that he will consider all options in free agency this summer.

"I'm very focused on free agency," Noah said. "I spent the last 10 years in Chicago, there were good moments and bad moments but now I have an incredible opportunity for a player, being recruited by a team, I definitely want to live that kind of experience. It's new for me but it's something very intriguing for a player." Noah confirmed that he was upset with his role in Chicago this season, so it would be a little surprising to see him re-sign with the Bulls. He's reportedly 100 percent recovered from his shoulder tear and should be ready for training camp.
Source: Sportando
Jun 12 - 10:05 AM

Joakim Noah (shoulder) worked out in Italy at Adidas Euro Camp.

He is reportedly 100 percent over his shoulder tear. Noah had surgery back in January and was expected to miss 4-6 months, so he's on schedule. He finished fourth in MVP voting and won Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013-14, so the 31-year-old center still has some appeal in free agency.
Jun 11 - 8:41 PM

Joakim Noah is fully healthy, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.

Wolfson adds that any team looking to sign Noah would give him a detailed physical, but reports that he's heard Noah is 100 percent healthy from two different sources. The Timberwolves are rumored to be very interested in signing Noah, but we'll have to wait and see where he lands before assessing his 206-17 fantasy value. There's nothing but smoke there, but a Noah signing in Minnesota wouldn't be a great thing for Gorgui Dieng's fantasy value.
Jun 7 - 10:49 AM

Tom Thibodeau will reportedly go after Joakim Noah as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Noah and Thibodeau had an extremely positive working relationship during Thib's tenure with the Bulls, so it was only a matter of time until we saw a report of a potential reunion between the two with Noah bound for free agency. Noah is reportedly "done" with the Bulls, and it would be interesting to see what kind of role he would earn in Minnesota under Thibodeau. If Noah does wind up in Minnesota, that wouldn't be great news for Gorgui Dieng.
Jun 5 - 5:02 PM

The New York Knicks are reportedly an option for Joakim Noah, according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report.

Noah will likely have multiple suitors as an unrestricted free agent, but Noah has a rapport with Phil Jackson according to Beck and his New York roots could help push things in the Knicks favor. There's always the chance Noah returns to the Bulls, but he's a risky fantasy pick no matter where he signs due to his recent injury troubles.
May 26 - 9:23 AM

The Bulls are reportedly having a "positive dialogue" with impending free agent Joakim Noah.

It was recently reported that Joakim told teammates he was ready to leave Chicago due to concerns about the team's front office. His agent quickly refuted that report, and now, "Those close to Noah ... are still hopeful that he will be able to work out an agreement to stay in Chicago long term." A lot of this is posturing and we won't know which way Noah is truly leaning until free agency begins in earnest.
Source: ESPN.com
May 26 - 12:47 AM

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