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Joakim Noah | Center | #13

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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New Knicks head coach David Fizdale said that Joakim Noah reached out to him after he was hired and that Fizdale is open to the possibility of Noah returning to the team.
Noah got into an argument with former coach Jeff Hornacek back in February and never rejoined the team after that. With Fizdale now coaching the Knicks, it likely increases the chances of a reconciliation between the player and the franchise. GM Scott Perry said on Tuesday that "all options are on the table." May 8 - 12:25 PM

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Joakim Noah is expected to remain away from the Knicks for the rest of the 2017-18 season, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

With Noah not agreeing to a buyout by March 1st, it is extremely unlikely he will agree to one before the end of this season. Thus, both sides will reaccess their options this offseason. If New York fires Jeff Hornecek this summer, there is a greater likelihood that Noah would return for the 2018-19 campaign. Either way, Noah has no fantasy value over the next six weeks.
Mar 2 - 10:24 AM

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek suggested on Tuesday that Joakim Noah will not return to the Knicks this season.

"I think that is the plan," Hornacek said after practice. The Knicks sent Noah away after he and Hornacek got into a skirmish at practice on Jan. 24, when Noah was upset that he played less than five minutes the night before. "That’s something that happened three weeks ago, four weeks ago," Hornacek said. "We’ve moved on. He’s ready to move on and maybe have an opportunity somewhere else." While this story has no fantasy impacts, Noah could have helped a team missing Kristaps Porzingis. Noah's NBA career appears to be winding down in his 10th season.
Source: Newsday
Feb 20 - 10:16 PM

Joakim Noah reportedly had a physical altercation with Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek.

This was quite a while ago, but it's clear that Noah's days in New York are numbered. While no punches were thrown, Hornacek reportedly shoved Noah first before the two had to be separated. If Noah does part ways with the Knicks, the Wolves would be the most likely destination. "I know [Noah] wants to play. He wants to help win. He’s a great dude," Jimmy Butler said of his former teammate. "I talked to him a little bit, not a lot. All in all, I want him to be happy."
Feb 18 - 9:44 AM

Knicks GM Scott Perry said that Joakim Noah will remain away from the team until further notice.

The Knicks tried to trade Noah at the deadline, but no team was going to take on his albatross contract. It appears there is still significant tension between Noah and the franchise. He may have played his last game in a Knicks uniform, as buyout seems like the inevitable outcome.
Feb 10 - 12:26 PM

The Knicks announced on Friday that Joakim Noah and the team had reached a mutual decision and he will not be with the Knicks "until further notice."

Noah got into a confrontation with coach Jeff Hornacek during practice, reportedly over playing time, back on January 24th and has not been with the team since then. He was the fourth center on the depth chart and not a part of the rotation, so this does not have a fantasy impact.
Feb 2 - 11:49 AM

Joakim Noah will not be required to return to the Knicks prior to the Feb. 8 trade deadline, according Adrian Wojnarowski of

Noah was sent away after a practice confrontation with Jeff Hornacek on Jan. 24, so obviously the Knicks aren't in a rush to bring him back. They won't be getting anything of value for him as they try to figure out ways to get him off their roster.
Jan 31 - 8:16 PM

Joakim Noah (personal) will not play Tuesday vs. the Nets or Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

Speaking with reporters before Tuesday's game, coach Jeff Hornacek said Noah will miss at least the next two games and "we'll see from there." Noah wasn't a part of the rotation anyway, so this has a virtually no fantasy impact.
Jan 30 - 5:57 PM

The Knicks are "exploring avenues to part with" Joakim Noah according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Good luck. At the end of this season, Noah will have two years remaining on his four-year, $72 million deal he signed in 2016. He has no trade value, so the Knicks would either have to attach a draft pick or young asset in a salary dump or negotiate a buyout. The stretch provision is also an option, but his contract would then clog up their cap space for years. He had a 'heated verbal exchange" with coach Jeff Hornacek last week and is currently away from the team for "personal reasons."
Jan 29 - 12:19 PM

Joakim Noah (personal) is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

His status for Wednesday's game vs. Boston is also in jeopardy. Noah wasn't happy about playing just four minutes vs. the Warriors even though the team was shorthanded, and it's not clear when he'll return to the team. He's not in the rotation anyways, so this doesn't have any fantasy implications.
Jan 29 - 11:14 AM

Joakim Noah (personal) will miss an undetermined amount of time as he takes a leave of absence, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Noah, who has appeared in just seven games this season, was reportedly unhappy after playing only four minutes on Tuesday vs. Golden State, despite the Knicks being shorthanded. According to the Post's report, one NBA source estimated Noah could be out as long as a week. No fantasy impact to note, as Noah was not a part of the Knicks rotation anyway.
Jan 26 - 9:38 AM

Joakim Noah (personal) isn't with the Knicks and he won't play on Thursday or Friday.

Noah is persona non grata in fantasy leagues, as he's buried in a rotation that includes Enes Kanter, Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez. His contract precludes any trade interest in Noah, and there's no reason to think he'll emerge with fantasy value this season.
Jan 25 - 3:13 PM

Joakim Noah (personal) will not play on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

He has played a total of seven minutes in January.
Jan 25 - 1:05 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said Joakim Noah would be active for Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs.

Noah was inactive for most of the Knicks games in December, but logged a season-high 13 minutes in the Knicks victory over the Pelicans on Friday. Hornacek did say that Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn would remain the Knicks two main centers.
Jan 2 - 5:55 PM

Knicks general manager Scott Perry says he's not planning on buying out Joakim Noah.

Noah wasn't even on the active roster on Saturday and he's fourth on the depth chart at center, but buying him out would be complicated since has two more full seasons and nearly $38 million left on the contract. "I like having some veteran people around to help a young team," Perry said. "His veteran experience is very helpful to have in the locker room. As of right now, I’m comfortable he’s here. Let’s see what he can contribute going forward." Noah isn't even close to being on the fantasy radar and the Knicks will likely shop him at the deadline.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 10:57:00 AM

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PG1Jarrett Jack
2Emmanuel Mudiay
3Frank Ntilikina
4Trey Burke
5Ron Baker
SG1Courtney Lee
2Damyean Dotson
SF1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Lance Thomas
3Troy Williams
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
3Isaiah Hicks
C1Enes Kanter
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Luke Kornet
4Joakim Noah