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Joakim Noah | Center/Forward | #13

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHI
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Joakim Noah had surgery to repair his rotator cuff in his right shoulder on Wednesday.
It was reported over two weeks ago that Noah would need surgery, but after evaluating other treatment plans, he listened to the doctors and finally opted for surgery. According to head coach Jeff Hornacek, his recovery time will be approximately five months which means he will be targeting a return around training camp. Even if he's ready to go for opening night, the oft-injured big man still has to serve the remainder of his suspension for a drug violation back in March -- he has 12 games left on his initial 20-game suspension. Willy Hernangomez is the center that fantasy owners will want to spend a draft pick on in 2017-18. Apr 27 - 9:26 AM

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No decision has been made on Joakim Noah (shoulder) having surgery on his torn rotator cuff.

There was a report last night that Noah would have the surgery and doctors have recommended surgery, so that is the most likely treatment plan for Noah. If so, he is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 months and could miss the start of the season. Needless to say, that contract from last summer is not going well.
Apr 12 - 2:26 PM

Joakim Noah needs surgery for a torn left rotator cuff and is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 months.

Brutal. This is the same shoulder that he had surgery on back in January of 2016 as well. If he meets this timetable, Noah should be ready for the 2017-18 season, but keep in mind that he will spend the first 12 games of the season on the shelf because of his suspension. The 32-year-old won't be worth drafting in most leagues next season.
Apr 11 - 10:32 PM

Joakim Noah (knee) will begin serving his 20-game suspension on Wednesday.

He's been medically cleared by an independent doctor, but with just eight games remaining on the schedule this year, Noah will need to spend an additional 12 games on the sidelines during the 2017-18 season. Phil Jackson took a risk on Noah by signing him to a four-year deal worth $72 million this past offseason, which was a pretty obvious swing and a miss. The 32-year-old won't be worth drafting in most leagues next season.
Mar 29 - 12:04 PM

Joakim Noah could begin serving his 20-game suspension for failing a drug test as soon as Wednesday.

The Knicks are motivated to get Noah medically cleared so he can begin serving his suspension as soon as possible. Noah was examined by team doctors prior to Monday's game. If he is cleared to practice on Tuesday, then the league will start the clock on his suspension beginning Wednesday. The Knicks have eight games left this season, which would mean Noah would only miss the first 12 games of 2017-18. No matter what, Noah will not see the court again this season, so he should be left on waivers in all leagues.
Mar 28 - 9:27 AM

Jeff Hornacek said there's a possibility that Joakim Noah (knee) will be able to return to practice on Tuesday.

Noah was initially given a 3-4 week timetable after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and Sunday marked the end of Week-4. He's going to be re-evaluated by the Knicks training staff tomorrow morning, and if cleared to play, he'll be able to begin serving his 20-game suspension. Noah will not play again this season, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all formats.
Mar 27 - 6:13 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Saturday that he believes that Joakim Noah (knee) will be medically cleared to return this season.

Getting Noah cleared is now a priority for the Knicks, as Noah's drug-related suspension can begin only once he is deemed physically able to play. If Noah is not cleared prior to the end of this season, he will have to serve the full 20-game suspension in 2017-18.
Mar 25 - 12:03 PM

The NBA announced on Saturday that Joakim Noah's 20-game suspension for a drug violation will begin only when Noah is "eligible and physically able to play."

It was initially reported late Friday night that Noah would begin serving his suspension immediately, which meant he would be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 campaign. However, the Knicks have to prove he is actually able to play before the suspension can commence. Noah had knee surgery back on Feb. 27, and it was assumed he'd miss the rest of the regular season. It will be interesting to see if the Knicks attempt to prove he is "game ready" over the next few weeks.
Mar 25 - 10:47 AM

The NBA has suspended Joakim Noah 20 games for violating its anti-drug program.

This means he will be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 season. Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the CBA, but he cooperated fully with the league’s probe and the National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t "knowingly or willingly" violated the policy. Noah is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee that he had on Feb. 27, and while he wasn't expected to return this season anyways, he recently started running and conditioning. That contract is looking pretty awful right now.
Mar 25 - 2:08 AM

Joakim Noah (knee) will begin strength work on Monday and will begin running soon.

In case you missed it, Noah said he's targeting a return in April even if the Knicks are eliminated from playoff contention. "It sucks. Frustrating to not be able to be out there," Noah said. "It’s been frustrating to not be able to do right for this team this year. Just want to go out there and be able to play at a high level. It’s a setback. I just got to bounce back." It's not a lock that Noah will play again this season because the Knicks will want to get an extended look at Willy Hernangomez, so there's simply no stash appeal here.
Mar 6 - 9:23 AM

Joakim Noah (knee) is hopeful that he'll be able to return to the court by April.

Noah was reportedly walking around well, without a limp on Sunday, and he said that he's going to begin strength training on Monday. Even if Noah can get back by April, that would just give him two weeks before the end of the regular-season, so there's no reason to stash him in any setting.
Mar 5 - 2:40 PM

Joakim Noah underwent successful arthroscopic left knee surgery on Monday, and he will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks.

Noah's New York homecoming has been nothing short of disastrous, and it only gets worse when you realize Phil Jackson signed this man to a four-year deal worth $72 million during the offseason. The initial report speculated that Noah could miss the rest of the season after this procedure, so the only positive here is that he'll be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks. Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will be manning the five spot moving forward, and both those guys look like quality speculative adds, with Hernangomez offering the most upside. Noah can be cut everywhere.
Feb 27 - 3:11 PM

Joakim Noah is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and miss the rest of the season.

Just when we thought his contract couldn't look any worse. This report comes from Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, so it's more than credible. Noah's hamstring is the reason he's been sidelined recently, so the knee issue is coming out of nowhere -- this is the same knee he injured back in 2014, but it's reportedly unrelated. We'll have an update when the Knicks address this, but Willy Hernangomez should be picked up in all standard leagues. Kyle O'Quinn gets a nice boost as well. Marc Berman of the NY Post is reporting that Noah's surgery is scheduled for Monday night.

Joakim Noah (hamstring) will not play against the 76ers on Saturday.

He is also not expected to play on Monday. The Knicks are in no rush to bring him back, especially with how well Willy Hernangomez is playing lately. Noah isn't worth owning while Hernangomez should be owned in all leagues and will be a popular DFS play. Kyle O'Quinn also benefits.
Feb 25 - 5:54 PM

Joakim Noah (left hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Sixers.

Noah has missed each of the Knicks last six games. Willy Hernangomez is expected to draw another start on Saturday. Willy is averaging 11.5 points (on 51.4 percent shooting), 10.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in the four games he has started this season. Kyle O'Quinn should also continue to see additional minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 25 - 1:34 PM

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2Justin Holiday
SF1Carmelo Anthony
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PF1Kristaps Porzingis
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3Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Willy Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn
4Marshall Plumlee