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Joakim Noah | Center/Forward | #13

Team: New York Knicks
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 (shoulder) is not expected to have any kind of minute restrictions when training camp begins next week.
After appearing in just 29 games last season, Noah is fully healed and clearly motivated to silence a lot of critics and doubters. We like the on-paper fit in New York, but the charismatic center has to prove he can stay on the floor and be effective after signing a massive four-year, $72M deal this summer. Sep 24 - 2:57 PM
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Kristaps Porzingis said that he loves Joakim Noah's intensity.

"That’s the type of guy that we want on our team," Porzingis said of Noah. "He brings that good energy. He brings that spirit, you know? So from the first opportunity that we got to talk, I fell in love with [his intensity]." Porzingis also added that Noah is in great shape, so it sounds like he will hit the ground running in camp after recovering from left shoulder surgery. Noah isn't very durable and is 31 years old, so he should be available at a discount this season.
Source: ESPN
Sep 18 - 1:29 PM

Phil Jackson said Joakim Noah was "somebody that's been on my list for quite a long time as far as when he's available."

"I’d like to have this guy as a leader with the defensive attitude that he carries and the teamwork that he likes to promote," P-Jax said. "I think most players in the NBA recognize this. So bringing him in as initially the first choice on the free-agent market I think kind of solidified what we want to get accomplished." Noah is a good on-paper fit for the new look Knicks, but he's going to have to prove he can stay healthy and be effective for critics to be silenced.
Aug 13 - 4:19 PM

Joakim Noah said his left shoulder has completely healed.

He had season-ending surgery to repair a dislocation in January, but he was always expected to be ready in time for the 2016-17 season. The Knicks paid him $72 million over four years to be their starting center, but it remains to be seen if the 31-year-old veteran can manage to stay healthy this season. The durability concerns makes him a shaky fantasy target.
Aug 13 - 9:28 AM

Joakim Noah is excited to get started with the Knicks.

"There’s definitely a buzz in the city. I think it’s on us to make it work," he said. "Winning in the Garden, I’m not gonna get a feeling like that anywhere else. I’m not here to just get a check and be happy. I want to be an animal. I want to make the city proud." These quotes will undoubtedly fire up the Knicks faithful, but they'll be even more excited if Noah is able to shake the injury bug and successfully remain on the floor.
Jul 11 - 10:57 AM

The Knicks and Joakim Noah have officially agreed on a four-year, $72 million deal.

The framework has been decided for about 22 hours, but the parties met in Orlando to come to a more formal agreement -- Noah won't sign the deal until at least July 7. This is a lot of money to give to an oft-injured, 31-year-old center. On top of only playing in 29 games, Noah turned in awful shooting numbers of 38.3 percent from the field and 48.9 percent from the line. The change of scenery helps, but he's still not a great fantasy option.
Jul 1 - 10:41 PM

Joakim Noah posted a picture on his Instagram of himself wearing a Knicks hat.

It's a lock that Noah will be joining the Knicks, but we're still waiting on official confirmation. For what it's worth, the last report from The Vertical indicated that he could receive a four-year, $70 million deal. This would be a great spot for Noah's fantasy value as he would immediately become the Knicks' starting center.
Jul 1 - 3:19 PM

Unrestricted free agent Joakim Noah and the Knicks are in discussions on the framework of a deal in range of four years, $70 million-plus, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Interesting. It's very odd to see a team offer four years on Noah, who really has struggled to stay healthy and is now 31 years old. There are also a decent amount of centers out there on the market, so investing this amount of money this early is surprising. The Knicks and Noah are expected to meet in Orlando on Friday.
Jul 1 - 12:16 AM

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

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