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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 double-doubled in just 14 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Heat, scoring 10 points with 10 rebounds.
He shot an efficient 5-of-6 from the field with a pair of assists, but he couldn't stay out of foul trouble trying to contain Hassan Whiteside. Kyle O'Quinn has been making a case for more minutes recently and had another big game with 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks off the bench, so maybe this becomes a timeshare. Regardless, Noah is more of a deep-league asset this season until he proves otherwise. Dec 6 - 10:05 PM

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Joakim Noah believes that he'll get better as we get deeper into the NBA season.

"I feel better but I still have a lot of work to do. Can't get frustrated with the process," Noah said. "I know that I'm better than what I'm doing right now." Noah is currently averaging a career-low 3.9 points per game to go with meager contributions of 7.9 boards, 2.9 assists and 0.9 blocks per contest on 45.2 percent shooting. He seems to always be dealing with some sort of injury, and he's just not worth the headache in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN
Dec 5 - 3:59 PM

Joakim Noah (ankle) returned to action on Sunday with two points, five rebounds and one steal in 25 foul-plagued minutes.

He slotted back into his usual starting spot in a tough matchup vs. DeMarcus Cousins, but the opponent can hardly be blamed for tonight's dud -- Noah came in averaging just 4.0 points on 46.6 percent FGs and 28.6 percent FTs this season. Until he stays healthy and provides sustained numbers, he's nothing but a boards and blocks specialist in deep leagues.
Dec 4 - 10:30 PM

Jaokim Noah (ankle) will start Sunday vs. the Kings.

With Noah active, Kyle O'Quinn's minutes will likely return to the teens, and Willy Hernangomez's value will also take a decent sized hit. Noah is averaging just 4.0 points, 8.1 boards and 3.1 assists per game on the year, so he's not a great option in standard leagues.

Joakim Noah (ankle) practiced fully on Saturday.

A full practice the day before a game is usually a good indicator that the player is ready to return. However, the Knicks center situation is unclear at the moment. New York signed Noah to a $72 million contract this summer, but the former Bull has stumbled out of the gate this season. He is currently averaging 4.0 points and 8.1 rebounds, while shooting just 46.6 percent from the floor and 28.6 percent from the free throw line. Furthermore, Kyle O'Quinn (who tallied 20 points and 13 boards in a win over the T-Wolves on Friday) and Willy Hernangomez have played well in relief of Noah.
Dec 3 - 1:18 PM

Courtney Lee (ankle) and Joakim Noah (ankle) are both unavailable for Friday's game against the Wolves.

The Knicks are in a similar position as they were on Wednesday with Noah out for that game against the Wolves. Somewhat surprisingly, Marshall Plumlee picked up some extra run while Kyle O'Quinn and Mindaugus Kuzminskas also saw some added playing time. Noah is day-to-day and could play Sunday against the Kings, so the aforementioned bigs only have very short-term boosts.
Dec 2 - 5:51 PM

Courtney Lee (ankle), Joakim Noah (ankle) and Lance Thomas (ankle) will all be listed as questionable for Friday against the Wolves.

Noah missed Wednesday's game against the Wolves, which allowed some minutes to go to Kyle O'Quinn, Marshall Plumlee and Mindaugas Kuzminskas in the win. Noah is likely going to be limited for the foreseeable future, so he's tough to stash in most leagues. We'll see if Willy Hernangomez can get more action, but Kuzminskas may be the most appealing short-term add in super deep leagues.
Dec 1 - 2:07 PM

Joakim Noah (left ankle) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday and Kyle O'Quinn will start in his place.

He won't get to play against his old coach, Tom Thibodeau. This is not the same ankle Noah had problems with during the preseason, but he's obviously not a quick healer. Noah's playing time is going to be very low all year, so he's not worth owning. Willy Hernangomez should get minutes off the bench while Justin Holiday also benefits due to more Kristaps Porzingis playing more center.
Nov 30 - 6:37 PM

Joakim Noah (sprained ankle) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with Portland.

It's currently unclear if this is the same ankle that forced Noah to miss time during the preseason, but he does seem to always find a way to pop up on the injury report. He's posting just 14th round value on the year in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 4.0 points, 8.1 boards, 3.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocks per game, so he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Jeff Hornacek said he'd consider starting Kristaps Porzingis at the five if Noah is out.
Nov 30 - 11:48 AM

A frustrated Joakim Noah said that he knows he needs to play better.

"I think everybody [wants to play down the stretch of games]," Noah said. "But those are not things I can control. All I can control is my progress. I need to play better and I will. I just got to stay working." He hit rock bottom on Saturday with just 13 minutes against the Hornets, but he didn't use his illness as an excuse. Until he shows us something, Noah belongs on the wire in most leagues.
Nov 27 - 11:20 AM

Joakim Noah didn't take any shots or turn the ball over in 12 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, adding three rebounds.

He had the ol' 0.0 usage rate for the seventh time in his career and first time since 2008. Noah's minutes are going to stay somewhat low all year, so fantasy owners may not want to even bother.
Nov 26 - 10:14 PM

Joakim Noah played 18 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday, finishing with six points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and no turnovers.

He said he had a bad illness the past few days and it felt good to play today. Noah did add he's at 100 percent, so the low playing time may be about the back-to-back set. With Willy Hernangomez coming on, the Knicks may keep Noah's minutes around 20 most nights.
Nov 26 - 12:16 AM

Joakim Noah (illness) will start at center Friday against Charlotte.

Noah had missed two straight games. The Knicks won both games, with both Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez playing relatively well in place of Noah. Despite getting the starting nod, coach Jeff Hornacek said that Noah will play limited minutes on Friday. Even if Noah does start on Friday, as the Knicks ease him back into the rotation. All New York centers should be avoided on Friday night.
Nov 25 - 5:59 PM

Joakim Noah (illness) is probable for Friday's game against Charlotte, but he may not start.

"We’ll have to see how [Noah] feels [Friday] morning,’’ coach Jeff Hornacek said. "If he looks like he’s ready to go we may start him. Or we may go the way we’ve been going. We’ll decide that [Friday]. It could be a few minutes here and there to start the game and the second half — if we decide to start him. If he doesn’t look like he has much energy then, we’ll sub quicker.’’ Even if Noah plays and starts on Friday, it's best to avoid him and all Knicks centers in DFS.
Nov 25 - 9:18 AM

Joakim Noah (illness) is probable for Friday's game against Charlotte.

Noah was able to practice on Thursday after missing Tuesday's game with an illness and is on track to play against the Hornets on Friday. Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez will see their minutes take a hit if Noah is indeed able to suit up.
Nov 24 - 11:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Brandon Jennings
3Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
3Ron Baker
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Guillermo Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn
4Marshall Plumlee