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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 (hamstring) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, and Willy Hernangomez will get the start in his place.
Hernangomez has been solid as a starter this season, owning averages of 13.5 points, 11.5 boards, 2.5 dimes and 1.5 steals per game on 55.0 percent shooting, so it'll be interesting to see how he fares tonight with a tough matchup against OKC. Kyle O'Quinn should be able to flirt with minutes in the 20s sans Noah, but Hernangomez makes for a more attractive DFS target. Noah belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Feb 15 - 12:06 PM

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Joakim Noah (hamstring) is expected to miss Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder.

He's already been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs. With only one game in Week 17, it makes sense for the Knicks to shut Noah down so he can heal up over the All-Star break. Kyle O'Quinn has posted a couple of solid games in a row, while Willy Hernangomez should be more involved on Sunday if the Knicks move Kristaps Porzingis back to the four.
Feb 12 - 2:05 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) will not play against the Spurs on Sunday.

That'll make it four games in a row for the oft-injured Noah. The Knicks mixed it up on Friday with Kristaps Porzingis as the starting center, but coach Jeff Hornacek was not pleased on the defensive end. Kyle O'Quinn is probably going to start and will look to build off his big 16-point, four-block game. Willy Hernangomez should play more than nine minutes and is a hold in standard leagues.
Feb 11 - 3:20 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) and Lance Thomas (face) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday.

That makes it three games for Noah as he tries to overcome a hamstring strain. The Knicks will continue to use Willy Hernangomez at center while Kyle O'Quinn starts and should play around 20 minutes. Hernangomez is worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 10 - 5:51 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday and is unlikely to play Friday.

There is a chance he can play on Sunday. Upon his return, Noah will likely have a hard minutes cap to avoid further injury. Willy Hernangomez should be owned in all leagues while Kyle O'Quinn could get some decent run as a short-term option as well.
Feb 8 - 6:23 PM

Joakim Noah (strained left hamstring) could be sidelined for the Knicks next three games.

The injury Noah is currently dealing with is very similar to the hamstring injury that caused him to miss four preseason games. "It’s about the same," Noah said. "Taking it day by day. Usually it gets more sore a couple of days after then gets better." The Knicks have three games left on their current homestand, which ends on Sunday. The Post speculates that Noah will miss all three games. Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will see the majority of minutes at center with Noah sidelined. Hernangomez is the preferred option to add.
Feb 7 - 10:40 AM

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

It was very strange to see the Knicks put Noah back in after he suffered a hamstring strain, but he had an aggravation after that. He's likely looking at time off. Willy Hernangomez is one of the hottest fantasy adds in the game right now and really shouldn't be on any wires, especially with his coach saying he wanted to play him more even before the injury. Due to how coach Jeff Hornacek said he likes Brandon Jennings with Kyle O'Quinn, KOQ will likely be starting and is a decent pickup for owners needing a big man.
Feb 5 - 2:12 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) has been officially ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

This guy... Noah left the game after four minutes and tried to return in the second quarter, but his left hamstring kept acting up. Knowing Noah, he's likely going to miss some time and this makes Willy Hernangomez even more appealing. Kyle O'Quinn should also get a bump and we could see Kristaps Porzingis play more center. Noah finished with four points and two rebounds in six minutes.
Feb 4 - 9:51 PM

Joakim Noah (hamstring) has returned to Saturday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

Wow. The injury must be very minor for Noah to keep playing, especially since it's a hamstring issue. We'll let you know how he holds up after the game, but we'd still rather own Willy Hernangomez.
Feb 4 - 9:25 PM

Joakim Noah (sore left hamstring) is questionable to return to Saturday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

Here we go again. Noah is a slow healer and hamstring injuries can linger, so expect him to miss some time barring a surprise. Willy Hernangomez was trending up quickly even before this report, so go grab him if you need a big. Kyle O'Quinn also gets a bump here. We'll have an update shortly.
Feb 4 - 8:53 PM

Joakim Noah faded in the rotation on Wednesday with just 13 minutes, posting three points, seven rebounds and two turnovers in a narrow win vs. Brooklyn.

Noah's minutes tend to fluctuate along with his play, and he wasn't helped tonight by a huge game from Willy Hernangomez (16 points, 16 rebounds). There should be better options than Noah on the waiver wire, Hernangomez included.
Feb 1 - 11:30 PM

Joakim Noah finished scoreless in 15 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wizards, missing his only shot of the game and adding four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

If you didn't pick him up after his fluky 14-rebound effort on Sunday with six points, five assists, three steals, two blocks and one turnover, you should be feeling good about yourself. Noah is way too inconsistent for standard leagues and we're still not sure why the Knicks thought he was worth $72 million. Leave him on the wire and expect his value to trend down if the Knicks tank.
Jan 31 - 10:11 PM

Joakim Noah hauled in 14 rebounds in 41 minutes during Sunday's quadruple overtime loss to the Hawks, to go with six points, five assists, three steals, two blocks and one turnover.

Noah got some extended run tonight to better matchup with the size of Dwight Howard, and while he’s capable of turning in the occasional useful stat line, he just doesn’t bring enough to the box score on a consistent basis to warrant a roster spot in standard leagues. Kyle O'Quinn put up two points, 12 boards, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one turnover in 26 minutes off the bench, and Willy Hernangomez brought doughnuts to the box score during his three minutes of playing time.
Jan 29 - 8:00 PM

Joakim Noah was quiet in 19 minutes of action on Wednesday, making 1-of-3 FGs and 1-of-2 FTs for three points, eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

There were no defensive stats to reduce the sting of this dud. It was Willy Hernangomez who thrived tonight with 16 boards and three steals off the bench, but in the next game it could be Kyle O'Quinn. Noah has been far too inconsistent to consider in 12-team formats.
Jan 26 - 12:44 AM

Joakim Noah made another start at center on Monday but lasted just 12 minutes to finish with two points, six rebounds and nothing else.

The Knicks are talking about benching Noah and starting Kristaps Porzingis at center, which would obviously hurt Noah's value going forward. Noah had been rebounding at a great rate prior to tonight, but his lack of scoring makes him very tough to start in fantasy (he's totaled 10 points in his last four games). And a move to the bench would make it even tougher, not to mention his constant injury concerns.
Jan 24 - 12:45 AM

Depth Charts

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