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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 notched 10 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 41 minutes, but he committed a costly turnover with 10 seconds remaining in the Bulls' Game 5 loss.
The Bulls' opponents have shot only 49.3 percent in the restricted area during the playoffs, easily the lowest of any team -- for perspective, the Rockets are giving up 67.5 percent shooting in restricted area. Noah deserves much of the credit for that success, though his sparse offensive contributions are glaring without Pau Gasol (hamstring) bailing out the Bulls with easy post buckets. May 12 - 10:00 PM

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Joakim Noah logged just 22 minutes in Friday's Game 3 win over the Cavs, finishing with four points on 1-of-8 shooting, 11 rebounds and three blocks.

Noah has the yips on offense and though he's capable of making plays on defense, his body just isn't cooperating and he's a candidate for this type of run going forward.
May 8 - 11:29 PM

Joakim Noah has been fined $25,000 for pushing a fan in Game 2 on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at halftime and didn't warrant a suspension. Noah also apparently upset Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones enough for Jones to take to Twitter and call out Noah. Off-the-court issues aside, Noah's on-court play has been the biggest problem for the Bulls. He'll need to play a lot better around the rim, especially on the boards.
May 8 - 6:31 PM

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said that he has no plans to bench Joakim Noah for Game 3 on Friday.

"No, not right now," Thibodeau said when asked if he'd consider benching Noah. "I mean also look at when Jo was on the floor we were a plus, so you gotta look at a lot of things. We’ll see how it unfolds, but Jo brings a lot to our team." Joakim has been limited offensively so far this postseason, but he's still playing some decent defense, holding his opponents to 43.9 percent shooting from the field. His postseason averages of 5.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.0 block and 0.9 steals per game are right around his regular season's numbers, and he should continue to see around 30 minutes per game through Chicago's second-round series.
May 7 - 3:23 PM

Joakim Noah played 30 minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday with four points, seven rebounds and four assists.

He looked awful today. Noah is somehow just 1-of-14 from the line in the postseason, which would easily be the worst free throw percentage in the playoffs among players with at least eight attempts. Noah also looked slow on both ends of the court tonight. He hasn't looked the same since he played 46 minutes in Game 3 against the Bucks. Expect him to be around 30 minutes in Game 3 on Friday.
May 6 - 9:41 PM

Joakim Noah missed all four of his shots and finished scoreless in Game 1 on Monday, but head coach Tom Thibodeau isn't concerned and pointed out that Noah contributed nine boards, four assists and two blocks.

"I don’t want anyone to get lost in his scoring because it’s never been a strong suit," Thibodeau said. "It’s all the other stuff he brings to the team. It’s not the emotion, it’s the activity. When he does that, he’s very, very effective for us. It’s how the team functions when he’s on the floor. He doesn’t have to shoot well to play well. It’ll come around for him. All players go through it. Don’t let it take away from the things." Noah will look to get back on track tonight as the Bulls try to take a 2-0 series lead over the Cavaliers.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 6 - 12:22 PM

Joakim Noah (illness) went through most of Saturday's practice and he's in no danger of missing Monday's Game 1 vs. Cleveland.

"We're ready to roll," said Tom Thibodeau. Noah made himself a target for Cavs' fans ire by telling reporters this week, "You know what? I never thought I'd say this, but I'm very excited to go to Cleveland." Noah averaged only 6.5 points vs. the Bucks in the first round, but he also had 11.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks.
May 2 - 1:57 PM

Joakim Noah is looking forward to the Bulls' second-round matchup with the Cavaliers.

"You know what? I never thought I'd say this, but I'm very excited to go to Cleveland," said Noah after Thursday's dominant Game 6 win over the Bucks. Noah and LeBron James have some history, and friendly-rivalry is not a term we'd use to describe this upcoming series. Noah is going to draw a favorable matchup against the Cavs, so he makes sense as a guy to target in daily leagues, as he should be able to put up some quality numbers throughout the Bull's second-round series.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 1 - 1:00 PM

Joakim Noah grabbed 19 boards against the Bucks on Monday with six points, five assists and one block in 32 minutes.

Noah is just owning the paint right now and he was just one off his career playoff high of 20 boards. The Bucks scored just 36 points in the paint and only one Buck had more than six boards (Giannis Antetokounmpo). Noah's knee/hamstring injury is behind him and he'll be looking at minutes in the 30s as long as he stays healthy.
Apr 20 - 11:05 PM

Joakim Noah played 35 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with six points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

Coach Tom Thibodeau stuck with his nine-man rotation tonight and Noah was still able to get big minutes. Taj Gibson did have an injury, but Noah was still on track to see a major increase in playing time from his 29.1 minutes per game in his previous 10. He should be in the 35-38 minute neighborhood as long as he's healthy. Pau Gasol didn't play very well in this game, making 5-of-17 from the field for 10 points with 13 boards, four assists and three blocks.
Apr 18 - 10:03 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) will play vs. the Bucks on Saturday as expected.

He missed the last two games of the regular season because of his nagging hamstring issue, but he practiced in full on Friday and is ready to rejoin the starting lineup. Noah doesn't have any restrictions on his minutes moving forward, but there is no need for the Bulls to push him considering Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic are backing him up. Still, Noah could play more than 32 minutes tonight.
Apr 18 - 11:24 AM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he will play in Game 1 against the Bucks on Saturday.

Noah missed the sat out the final two games of the regular-season, but he'll be back in action for the playoffs. However, with solid depth behind him in Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic, head coach Tom Thibodeau may limit his minutes.
Apr 17 - 2:02 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) said he'll be ready to go for Game 1 on Saturday.

Noah had knee surgery last year and coach Tom Thibodeau believes this hamstring injury is related. Noah's rest at the end of the season seems to be precautionary. Even if he does have limitations, the emergence of Nikola Mirotic really adds some depth. Plus, Taj Gibson is playing well.
Apr 16 - 7:44 PM

Joakin Noah (left hamstring tendinitis) and Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

For what it's worth, Thibodeau said that Noah will be ready for the playoffs, so the Bulls are obviously erring on the side of caution tonight. With Noah on the shelf, Taj Gibson will likely draw the start and should be plugged into all lineups, while Nikola Mirotic will also see an uptick in minutes and can be considered a must-start option in all leagues.
Apr 15 - 12:01 PM

Joakim Noah (left hamstring tendinitis) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

Noah spent Monday's game on the sidelines as well, so we're not expected him to suit up on Wednesday. Taj Gibson will draw the start if Noah is indeed unavailable, with Nikola Mirotic logging extended minutes off the bench. Both players offer plenty of upside, and they'd make for fine plug-and-play options in daily leagues. This seems like a very minor issue for Noah, and while he's unlikely for Monday, all signs are pointing towards him being available for Game 1 of the playoffs.
Apr 14 - 4:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Kirk Hinrich
3Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Nikola Mirotic
3Taj Gibson
4Bobby Portis
5Cameron Bairstow
6Cristiano Felicio
C1Joakim Noah