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Joakim Noah | Center/Forward | #13

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Joakim Noah played 20 minutes, missed his only shot attempt and finished with zero points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in Tuesday's opening loss to Cleveland.
Noah's simply not the player he used to be and injuries have taken a toll. He missed all but 29 games last season after shoulder surgery so it could take him a while to get back in game shape. Then again, the longer it takes him to return to form, the better the chances are of him suffering some other type of injury. If he doesn't kill it in his next game, look for Noah to start showing up on waiver wires across the fantasy landscape. Oct 25 - 10:23 PM

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Joakim Noah acknowledged that he felt "a step slow" on the defensive end during the preseason.

"Right now I feel a step slow defensively. And I have to do better. I have to do better for this ball-club. We all do," Noah said. "I mean for sure I feel like I haven’t played in a long time. I just have to get my steps, get my first step back, and it will come. It will come." Shoulder surgery kept Noah off the court for all but 29 games last year, and then he missed time during the preseason with an ankle and hamstring issue, so it makes sense that he's feeling a bit rusty. The 31-year-old can't be viewed as anything more than a late-round target in standard leagues.
Oct 23 - 4:37 PM

Joakim Noah played 21 minutes on Thursday with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, one block and four turnovers.

It's tough to get a read on Noah's role as the starter due to the injury earlier this month, but only 21 minutes tonight now that he's been healthy for almost a week should indicate he won't play minutes in the upper 20s. Noah has been valuable in fantasy before due to his blocks, assists, steals and boards, so he's worthy of a late round pick after the high-demand sleepers are gone.
Oct 20 - 11:17 PM

Joakim Noah (ankle) pitched in two points, seven rebounds and four assists in his second preseason game, going 0-of-2 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line in 14 minutes.

The Knicks have taken a cautious approach with their oft-injured center this preseason, but he's on pace to start the season opener. He has a lot to prove after a poor 2015-16 campaign during which he shot 38.8 percent from the field, but boasts an expanded role and enough upside to warrant a late-round pick.
Oct 19 - 10:24 PM

Joakim Noah (ankle) is expected to make his preseason debut on Saturday vs. the Celtics.

Noah should play between 15-20 minutes. It's a welcome sign for a Knicks team that needs their big free agent signing on the floor. We'll let you know how he looks after the contest.
Oct 15 - 5:50 PM

Joakim Noah (ankle) said that he plans on playing vs. the Celtics on Saturday.

"The truth is I want to be out there every play," Noah said. "The more we're on the court together whether it's practice or when it counts or preseason the better we're going to be. This is a new group. It's important that we spend as much time together. The more we're together the better we're going to be." The Knicks still want to re-evaluate him before the game, so we'll have another update prior to tip-off. The good news is that he scrimmaged on Friday and should be 100 percent for the season opener.
Oct 15 - 9:51 AM

Joakim Noah (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

He sat out Thursday's practice with a mild ankle sprain after he just recovered from a tweaked hamstring, but this means he will be ready for Saturday's game vs. the Celtics. He's obviously not very durable, but fantasy owners will be able to grab the starting center pretty late in drafts.
Oct 14 - 1:07 PM

Jeff Hornacek believes that Joakim Noah will be able to make his preseason debut Saturday vs. the Celtics despite the minor ankle injury.

Noah sat out Thursday's practice with a mild ankle sprain, but it doesn't sound like this is anything to be too concerned about. While Noah does have a difficult time staying on the court, he offers a decent amount of upside and won't cost you anything more than a late-round pick on draft day, so the risk is largely mitigated.
Oct 13 - 2:20 PM

Joakim Noah (sore right ankle) was unable to practice on Thursday.

This is a new injury for Noah, so we'll have to see if this affects his expected preseason debut. He's planning to suit up against the Celtics on Saturday and makes for an interesting late-round flier as the Knicks starting center.
Oct 13 - 12:26 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) went through a full practice on Wednesday and said he's "excited" to suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Celtics.

Noah took a hard fall during Wednesday's scrimmage, but played through it, and looks to be on track to make his preseason debut on Saturday. The 31-year-old carries some obvious injury risk, but he's an intriguing late-round prospect as New York's unquestioned starting center.
Oct 12 - 2:07 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) will not play on Monday against the Wizards.

While he could make his debut on Saturday, the Knicks are in no hurry to get Noah out there. He's been dealing with soreness in his left hamstring dating back to Oct. 3, but he should be fine for the season opener. We'll see more Marshall Plumlee and Kyle O'Quinn at the one tonight. Noah is still in the mix as a late-round pick.
Oct 10 - 5:45 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) practiced in full on Sunday.

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek still wants to be cautious, so they will likely hold Noah out of Monday's game to be safe. As long as Noah doesn't have any setbacks, he should be 100 percent for the season opener. Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez will pick up the slack on Monday if Noah sits.
Oct 9 - 12:56 PM

Joakim Noah (sore left hamstring) and Derrick Rose (personal) are not expected to play on Saturday vs. the Nets.

Noah is still nursing a tender hamstring and Rose has ongoing legal proceedings, so neither absence comes as a surprise. We should see a lot of Kyle O'Quinn, Willy Hernangomez and Brandon Jennings as a result. Noah is not expected to play on Monday either because the Knicks want to see him go through a full practice and see how his hamstring responds before deploying him into game action.

Joakim Noah (hamstring) was limited at Friday's practice.

He's missed practice all week and several beat writers are speculating that Noah will be held out of Saturday's preseason game. If he sits, expect to see more of Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez. Noah is considered questionable.
Oct 7 - 1:09 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) missed practice on Thursday.

Noah has been nursing a sore hamstring, and while he said he's unsure of what he'll be able to do on Friday, he's still hopeful he'll be able to suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Nets. Noah does carry some injury risk, but he makes for an interesting late-round flier as the Knicks starting center.
Oct 6 - 1:33 PM