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Joakim Noah | Center/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 232
College: Florida
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Joakim Noah did not score in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Warriors, adding seven rebounds, one steal and four turnovers.
He missed all three shots from the field and wasn't happy about it after the game. "I'm trying to figure it out, keep working," Noah said. "I'm frustrated with the way I'm playing. I have to play better." He's not worth owning in standard leagues. Nov 21 - 4:27 AM

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Joakim Noah came off the bench on Wednesday for 11 rebounds, two assists and one block, though he also went scoreless for the fourth time this season.

Chicago's opponents are averaging 50.0 rebounds per game this season, easily the most allowed by any team, so Noah's work on the glass is crucial. His per-minute stats are solid in most areas but a complete lack of offense is suffocating his fantasy potential. Standard-league owners may have a hard time deploying him while he's stuck in a 20-minute reserve role.
Nov 19 - 1:19 AM

The Bulls are strongly considering starting Joakim Noah against the Pacers on Monday.

Noah was going to start over Nikola Mirotic against the 76ers last week, but he aggravated his knee and was a late scratch for that contest. Bulls head coach has recently said that he wants to improve on the defensive end, and that's basically Noah's bread and butter. Even if he does draw the start over Mirotic, Noah's minutes likely won't rise about the high 20s and his owners shouldn't get their hopes up just yet. We'll know more after shootaround on Monday.
Nov 15 - 9:59 AM

Joakim Noah grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds against the Hornets on Friday, adding three points, six assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

He's the first Bull since Dennis Rodman to have 16 boards and six assists off the bench. Noah's minutes are still not going to climb above 24 any time soon and he's a major injury risk, so he's not the strongest pickup. If you are interested in a low-scoring, well-rounded big, certainly give him a look.
Nov 14 - 1:54 AM

Joakim Noah (knee) will play on Friday against the Hornets, but he will be coming off the bench.

This confirms that Noah's knee issue isn't too serious, but the Bulls should be mindful of his injury history and will likely continue to monitor his workload moving forward. Noah hasn't played great this season and his fantasy value will be limited in a bench role, so he is not a must-start player by any means. On a side note, this report bodes well for the outlook of Nikola Mirotic.
Source: ESPN
Nov 13 - 12:09 PM

Joakim Noah (left knee soreness) is likely to play against the Hornets on Friday.

Noah was a late-scratch on Tuesday, but was able to practice fully on Thursday and is probably to play on Friday. There was talk of inserting Noah into the starting lineup on Tuesday, but it sounds like Nikola Mirotic will start for at least Friday, so Noah is still a borderline starter in standard fantasy leagues until he proves otherwise.
Nov 12 - 1:43 PM

Joakim Noah (left knee soreness) did not practice on Wednesday, although he is expected to go through a full practice on Thursday.

Fred Hoiberg is hopeful that Noah will be able to return to the court for Friday's game vs. Charlotte, but that will be largely dependent upon how his knee responds to Thursday's practice. Hoiberg said that he's planning on rolling out the same starting frontcourt of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic for Friday's game, so even if Noah is able to give it a go, he'll continue to come off the bench (despite being listed as a starter before being a late-scratch on Monday). For now, we'll be considering Noah questionable for Friday's game.
Nov 11 - 1:40 PM

Joakim Noah (left knee soreness) said his injury isn't serious after sitting out Monday's game against Philadelphia.

Noah was expected to start on Monday before becoming a late scratch, but it sounds like the team was just being cautious considering the opponent. "My knee has been bothering me a little bit," said Noah. "I just had to be smart and rest it and listen to my body. But I’ll be back in no time." Noah is worth owning in standard fantasy leagues, but even when healthy, he should be kept on the bench until he is able to figure things out. Nikola Mirotic will see a boost in value until Noah returns.
Nov 10 - 9:53 AM

Joakim Noah was active on Friday, but didn't play, likely due to left knee soreness.

He's been completely useless in fantasy this season and now appears to be hurt. He's too talented a player for us to recommend dropping him in a vacuum, but if you've run out of patience and need to let him go, it's hard to argue with doing so right now.
Nov 9 - 10:25 PM

Joakim Noah (left knee soreness) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, but coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't think he will need an MRI.

Noah said that his knee was bothering him all day and he decided to sit out right before tip-off, but Hoiberg confirmed that he was going to start because he wanted the Bulls to better on the defensive end. Nikola Mirotic broke out of his slump on Monday with a strong performance, so it will be interesting to see what the rotation looks like when Noah returns. Expect an update on Tuesday afternoon, but Noah didn't seem to be too concerned.
Nov 9 - 9:39 PM

Joakim Noah (left knee soreness) will not play on Monday vs. the 76ers.

Wow. Noah was sitting on the bench for the first five minutes of the game and appeared to be fine, but he walked back to the locker room with a trainer and the Bulls ruled him out a moment later. Noah was actually expected to start tonight's game, but at least now we know why Hoiberg decided to go with Nikola Mirotic right before tip-off. For what it's worth, this is same knee that Noah had surgery on over a year ago, so this is very concerning.
Nov 9 - 7:26 PM

Joakim Noah will not start Monday's game against the 76ers, as coach Fred Hoiberg changed his mind prior to tip-off.

Nikola Mirotic started the game once again, but the beat writers for the Bulls are speculating that Hoiberg wanted to play smaller with Nerlens Noel (sore wrists) out of tonight's game. Noah should see minutes in the low 20s tonight and it's still unclear if he will get a chance to start in the near future.
Nov 9 - 7:14 PM

Joakim Noah will start vs. the 76ers on Monday with Nikola Mirotic moving to the bench.

Mirotic has really struggled lately, but it's important to note that coach Fred Hoiberg said that his lineups aren't set in stone. Noah has struggled next to Pau Gasol in the past, but a matchup with the 76ers could give him some nice momentum. Noah's fantasy value should get a nice bump with the promotion because he has only averaged 20.6 minutes per game so far this season.
Nov 9 - 6:44 PM

Joakim Noah could join the Bulls' starting lineup on Monday.

Coach Fred Hoiberg said the Bulls would keep the same starters, but Noah worked with the starting unit at shootaround and the first-year head coach was "coy" when asked if Nikola Mirotic would be coming off the bench. A bench role wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing for Mirotic's fantasy stock if his minutes are there, but it's a situation to be monitored should Noah indeed re-join the first five.
Nov 9 - 12:00 PM

Joakim Noah scored three points in 25 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block.

Due to some foul trouble with Nikola Mirotic recently, Noah has been able to get some earlier action. He's seen a nice increase in non-scoring production due to the rotation changes, but it's still unclear if the Noah-Gasol lineups will continue. He's still made below 35 percent of the field on offense and his defensive numbers are down, so it's not like he's maximizing his chance here.
Nov 7 - 11:06 PM

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All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
SG1Jimmy Butler
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Tony Snell
2Doug McDermott
3Mike Dunleavy
PF1Nikola Mirotic
2Taj Gibson
3Bobby Portis
4Cristiano Felicio
C1Pau Gasol
2Joakim Noah
3Cameron Bairstow