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Joakim Noah | Center/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 232
College: Florida
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Joakim Noah said he'll be ready for training camp as he continues his rehab on his left knee.
He had arthroscopic knee surgery back on May 2, which was expected to sideline him for 8-12 weeks. Noah has dealt with a slew of injuries in his career and the 29-year-old center may see his minutes drop a bit this season. He made First Team All-NBA last season for being a big factor on both ends, but he'll have a little more help this season. Jul 28 - 11:06 AM

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Joakim Noah said he's happy for LeBron James but he hopes the Bulls "kick his ass as many times as possible."

The 29-year-old center is continuing the rehab on his knee and he said he feels "great." He also said he's "really, really excited" about the Bulls after their encouraging offseason. Noah may not need to play 35.3 minutes per game like last season thanks to some added depth, and the Bulls are hoping former MVP, Derrick Rose, can stay on the court. Noah touched the ball a lot last season, so the expected decrease in that department suggests his fantasy value is going down this season.
Jul 26 - 9:22 AM

Joakim Noah told media on Friday that his knee is feeling "great."

Noah underwent knee surgery on May 2, but reports have been consistently positive regarding Joakim's progress, and he's expected to be 100 percent by the start of training camp. Noah also opened up about the Bulls signing of Pau Gasol, stating: "It’s very humbling to play with somebody who has won championships with his pedigree. [Pau's] somebody I can really learn from."
Jul 25 - 6:04 PM

Joakim Noah and the Bulls were in Los Angeles on Thursday to pitch Pau Gasol on joining the Bulls.

The Bulls seem like they're out of the running on Carmelo Anthony with the Lakers and Knicks offering him a max deal, so they'll have to go after Plan B in Pau. Gasol has been interviewed by the Heat and Thunder this week, so the Bulls may have their hands full on this sales pitch.
Jul 3 - 10:42 PM

Joakim Noah (knee surgery) still can't run in his rehab from May 2 knee surgery and has just been doing conditioning in a pool, according to coach Tom Thibodeau.

"He's done a good job with his rehab. He comes in, we see him about once a week," Thibodeau said. "All the things he normally does this time of the year. But he's doing real well." The coach did add Noah is "doing well," so it sounds like he's on schedule. Noah has plenty of time to get ready for the 2014-15 season, and barring any unforeseen setbacks, he should be ready to go when training camp starts.
Source: ESPN
Jun 27 - 6:22 PM

Joakim Noah made the 2013-14 All-Defensive First Team.

Chicago had the second best defense in the league, and Noah received 105 of the 124 First Team votes. This is Noah's second consecutive All-Defensive First Team selection, and he adds this award to his Defensive Player of the Year award. Noah plays the game with unrivaled energy, and he is arguably one of the best centers in the NBA.
Jun 2 - 2:32 PM

Joakim Noah successfully underwent minor arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left knee.

He is expected to be out for 8-12 weeks, which means he'll be targeting a return in late July. Noah was playing through knee pain for much of the second half of the season, but it didn't affect him as one arguably the best center in the NBA this season. He'll be ready to go for next season.
Source: NBA.com
May 2 - 7:05 PM

Joakim Noah may have a minor arthroscopic procedure to clean out his left knee, but a recent MRI revealed "no major structural issues."

Noah recently had fluid drained from his troublesome knee but there is no concern that it will linger beyond the summer. He finished the season averaging 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.2 steals and only 2.4 turnovers per game, while winning the Defensive Player of the Year award for the first time in his career.
May 2 - 12:10 AM

Joakim Noah's left knee injury is "not considered serious," according to beat writer K.C. Johnson.

Noah was due to have an MRI and get his knee drained, and the tests came back negative for any serious structural damage. It's great news for Noah and the Bulls, who were bumped out in the first round of the playoffs for the fourth time in the past six years.
May 1 - 5:38 PM

Joakim Noah will have his left knee drained and receive an MRI according to coach Tom Thibodeau.

Noah was limping noticeably towards the end of Tuesday's Game 5. Despite having a game-high 18 rebounds, he couldn't get it going offensively and the Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs. Noah is clearly a major piece of what Chicago hopes to build on for the future, so hopefully there is no structural damage to his knee. He was a top-10 fantasy center this year and will have plenty of upside next season.
Apr 30 - 4:27 PM

Joakim Noah's left knee has been bothering him for "the whole second half of the year," according to coach Tom Thibodeau.

Noah was laboring throughout Game 5 and he'll have his knee re-evaluated on Wednesday. The Bulls can only hope that there's nothing structurally wrong with their star center's knee, but at least he now has the entire summer to rest and recuperate.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 30 - 9:58 AM

Joakim Noah said following Tuesday's loss that he suffered a left knee injury.

He added he will get it re-evaluated on Wednesday and did not reveal the extent of that checkup just yet. Noah was really battling through the injury, so hopefully his knee is structurally sound. He doesn't have much of a history with knee injuries and hopefully he just has a bruise.
Apr 29 - 11:31 PM

The Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs on Tuesday despite a heroic effort from Joakim Noah, who had six points, 18 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three blocks.

Noah was limping badly in the second half and it wouldn't be surprising to hear that he bruised his right thigh, but with the entire offseason to recuperate we're leaving him off the injury report. This season's Defensive Player of the Year finishes with regular-season averages of 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.5 blocks, and top-20 fantasy value in most formats.
Apr 29 - 10:52 PM

Joakim Noah double-doubled in Sunday's 98-89 Game 4 loss to the Wizards on Sunday with 10 points, 15 boards, five boards, one steal and two blocks.

The Wizards have done a great job of keeping him from getting deep position in the low post, which has added some more pressure on the Bulls' wings. Noah has been effective on the glass with double-doubles in three of the four games, but he does have just 4.0 assists per game in this series. The Bulls will have their backs against the wall for Game 5 on Tuesday at the United Center.
Apr 27 - 4:31 PM

With Nene suspended for Sunday's Game 4, things should be easier for Joakim Noah and the Bulls.

Nene's physical presence and defense has helped to slow Noah down thus far in the series, but if there was ever a time to look for Noah to have a good day, this is it. Noah had 20 points and 12 boards in Game 2, but scored a total of 16 points in the other two games.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 27 - 10:49 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Kirk Hinrich
3Aaron Brooks
4E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed