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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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Nikola Mirotic had high praise for Joakim Noah in a recent interview, calling him "a very important person in the locker room."
"He’s somebody you can learn a lot from," Mirotic said. "He comes in to work every day and puts his heart out on the court. He’s a very positive person and when you see how hard he works, you want to emulate that. He’s a motivator and a very important person in the locker room." There is a decent chance that Mirotic replaces Noah in Chicago's starting lineup in Fred Hoiberg's inaugural season, but Mirotic, Noah and Pau Gasol will all play a sizable role if the Bulls are going to reach their ceiling. Aug 24 - 9:17 AM
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Joakim Noah said he's feeling healthy for the first time in a long time.

After dealing with injuries much of last season, Noah said he's finally feeling healthy again. "I feel healthier than I have been in a long time," Noah said. "There's going to be a lot of ball movement. I'm just really excited to come in because I feel like I have to prove myself again." Health aside, he's going to have increased competition for minutes and he's bound to take some sort of a hit in fantasy leagues.
Source: SB Nation
Aug 20 - 10:09 AM

Joakim Noah hinted during a recent interview that he's uncertain if he will be starting under newly appointed head coach Fred Hoiberg.

"I think that last year I wasn’t healthy, and I think that I feel like I want to go in healthy, and Fred will do what he wants to do," Noah said. "Those aren’t things I can control. I just want to go in camp and be as ready as possible and go from there." Noah struggled to stay healthy last season as he recovered from offseason knee surgery, but reports thus far indicate that he'll be 100 percent for camp. Hoiberg hasn't come out saying what his starting lineup will be, but there have been rumors that Noah is destined for the bench. If that is the case, his fantasy value will take a sizable hit, and we'll be watching Hoiberg's rotations closely leading up to the regular-season.
Source: ESPN
Aug 18 - 2:46 PM

Joakim Noah said he doesn't expect a minutes limit this season.

Well, he might not have a minute limit because he has so much competition. There is a lot of buzz surrounding the Bulls making a change to their starting unit, which would likely be Noah moving to the bench in favor of Nikola Mirotic. Fantasy owners should target Mirotic over Noah.
Aug 17 - 8:41 PM

Joakim Noah said that last season was "humbling" for him.

"Last year was very humbling," Noah said in regards to his health. "I feel hungrier than ever and ready to prove I can help this team win big." Noah appeared in 67 games last season and managed to stay active for the most part, but that's because the Bulls kept his minutes to around 30 per game. That trend could continue, and there has even been a report from Bulls writer Sam Smith that he could come off the bench next season. Noah's value would obviously take a hit with a move to the bench, but that is just speculation for now and head coach Fred Hoiberg hasn't indicated what his lineup or rotations will look like yet.
Aug 2 - 1:05 PM

According to Bulls writer Sam Smith, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah are unlikely to start together next season.

To be clear, new Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg hasn't revealed his plans for the upcoming season, but we do know that he wants his team to play at a faster pace. The pairing of Gasol and Noah wasn't an ideal combination last season, and it's possible that Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic could be candidates to start at PF, with Gasol having the upper hand on Noah for the starting center slot. This is all speculation, but it's definitely worth keeping an eye on heading into training camp because Noah's value would take a hit with a demotion to the bench.
Jul 31 - 9:28 AM

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

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

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All Positions
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
5Cristiano Felicio
C1Joakim Noah
2Cameron Bairstow