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Joakim Noah | Center/Forward | #13

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 232
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Joakim Noah underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair his dislocated left shoulder, and he's set to spend the next 4-6 months on the sidelines.
Noah is done for the year, and he can be dropped in most leagues at this point. It'll be Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis picking up the slack in his absence, and Gibson should be considered a must-own guy as the starting power forward in Chicago. Noah should be ready for next season, but he may have played his final game wearing a Bulls uniform. Jan 19 - 2:59 PM

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Joakim Noah (left shoulder) will need surgery and is expected to miss the next 4-6 months.

Noah suffered a dislocation to his left shoulder on Friday and should be ready to start next season. He will be an unrestricted free agent and he may have played his last game with the Bulls. This news certainly changes the plans for the Bulls this year because now they are less likely to deal Taj Gibson. Besides Gibson being a must-own player, Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic should play more.
Jan 16 - 8:22 PM

According to a source of CSN Chicago, Joakim Noah's (shoulder) season could be in jeopardy.

The source is a member of an NBA team's medical staff, so the following quote has some weight. "He'll be out awhile, the second time it pops out is not good," the source said. "Whatever has healed has been injured again along with usually more stuff." We won't speculate on a timetable because we should hear the results of his MRI later this afternoon, but Taj Gibson should be owned in all leagues right now. Bobby Portis could be back in the rotation if Noah misses time as well.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jan 16 - 9:27 AM

Joakim Noah (left shoulder separation) will have an MRI on Saturday.

Noah's injury didn't look good at all, and Fred Hoiberg said after the game that Joakim is "beat up" physically right now. It would be surprising if he's not looking at a lengthy absence, and it'll be Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis picking up some extended run in his absence. We'll update Noah's timeline after the MRI results are made public, but a lengthy absence would be cause to cut him in most leagues.

Joakim Noah suffered a left shoulder dislocation on Friday.

He was diagnosed in less than 10 minutes in real time after sustaining the injury, which is a bad sign. Noah will be getting an MRI to reveal the severity of this injury, but he's certainly going to be missing extended time here. Bobby Portis should get back in the rotation while Taj Gibson should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 15 - 8:48 PM

Joakim Noah started in place of Pau Gasol (shoulder, Achilles) on Thursday against the 76ers, scoring six points with 16 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and seven turnovers in 38 minutes.

He was a liability on offense and the Bulls didn't really get much out of their frontcourt tonight at all. Gasol also has some leg soreness, but it sounds like he just had a scheduled day off. In other words, Noah isn't a great pickup after this one.
Jan 14 - 10:36 PM

Joakim Noah (shoulder) will start against the 76ers on Thursday.

Noah will slide into the Bulls starting lineups with Pau Gasol (shoulder) out and makes for a solid plug-and-play option against the 76ers. Bobby Portis should see some increased run on Thursday, but both he and Noah won't have much long-term value as the Bulls are hoping Gasol will be able to return on Friday.
Jan 14 - 11:30 AM

Joakim Noah (shoulder) is probable to play against the 76ers on Thursday and is expected to start for Pau Gasol (Achilles, shoulder).

There are some rumors of Noah upset about losing his starting job, so he'll get a chance against the weak 76ers frontcourt. Noah has played just 34 total minutes since his return from injury in two games, making just 1-of-10 from the field. While he may be the starter, Bobby Portis may be the more appealing play.
Jan 13 - 4:56 PM

According to a source of the Chicago Sun-Times, Joakim Noah is "unhappy" with his role in Chicago.

Noah "still hasn’t moved past losing his starting job,’’ and while he hasn't been a distraction to the team, he reportedly "isn't the biggest [coach Fred] Hoiberg fan these days.’’ Noah is on the final year of his deal and is heading towards free agency, so expect some trade talk to heat up if this report is accurate. In his two games back since returning from his shoulder injury, Noah has averaged 1.5 points, 8.0 boards, 3.0 assists and 0.5 steals in 17.0 minutes. If he is traded, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis will benefit, but nothing is imminent.
Jan 13 - 9:37 AM

Joakim Noah played just 15 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks, scoring three points with seven boards and two assists.

The Bulls are easing Noah back into action, but he may be forced to play some additional minutes moving forward because Pau Gasol is dealing with a sore Achilles and a sprained shoulder. He is not a must-add player by any means, but keep Noah on your radar in case Gasol misses time.
Jan 13 - 12:07 AM

Joakim Noah did not score in 19 minutes against the Wizards on Monday, adding nine rebounds, four assists and one steal.

He missed all seven shots from the field in the ugly loss. It was his first game in over a month because of a shoulder injury and the Bulls will be watching him closely. Noah wasn't playing well before his injury, so there is little incentive to add him in most fantasy leagues.
Jan 11 - 10:42 PM

Joakim Noah (shoulder) will play on Monday vs. the Wizards according to coach Fred Hoiberg.

Hoiberg said that Noah will not have any minute restrictions, but did add that the Bulls would be cautious with him early on. Noah was averaging 22.3 minutes per game prior to going down, so it will be very interesting to see what the Bulls will do with the minutes of Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis. For now, Noah is not a must-own player in standard leagues.
Jan 11 - 11:56 AM

Joakim Noah said on Sunday that he's "confident" in his shoulder, and that he's "excited" to get back on the court.

Noah's status for Monday's game vs. the Wizards has yet to be determined, but he'll take contact during Sunday's practice and during Monday morning's shootaround, and it sounds like he's a bit closer to probable than questionable for Monday. Noah having an unproductive season statistically, so he's by no means a must-own guy in standard formats. His return to action will likely take away minutes from Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis.
Jan 10 - 2:51 PM

Joakim Noah (shoulder) will take contact in practice on Sunday and in shootaround on Monday.

The Bulls won't clear him to play until they see how his shoulder responds in a live practice, so this is an expected move. For now, Noah should still be considered questionable for Monday's game vs. the Wizards. Given the logjam in Chicago's frontcourt, Noah is not a must-own player. His return could take some minutes away from Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis, though.
Jan 10 - 1:47 PM

Joakim Noah (shoulder) did not travel to Atlanta for Saturday's game.

Coach Fred Hoiberg said he wants Noah to go through a practice first, which makes sense because there was some concern of him aggravating his injury. There is some hope he'll play on Monday, but he's not a stash. It'll be Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson stepping up the most with Taj being the more reliable of the two.
Jan 9 - 3:32 PM

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PF1Nikola Mirotic
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C1Pau Gasol
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