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Joakim Noah takes step back in recovery from hamstring injury

So the Knicks came roaring back from the All-Star break all set for a practice that would propel them toward greatness and glory in the second half. Only the starting center, Joakim Noah, didn’t practice, still bothered by a bum hamstring. The starting shooting guard, Courtney Lee, was sick as a dog and not back...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Knicks considering benching Joakim Noah

With the New York Knicks at 14-13, it would be unfair to say that their offseason moves have been failures. One, however, really isn’t working out well at all. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek admitted that Joakim Noah could lose his place in the starting lineup if things do not change soon, calling it “something we have to keep our eye on,” via Marc Berman of the New York Post...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah’s contract is becoming worst deal in NBA

The New York Knicks have a Joakim Noah problem. New York perplexed the basketball world when news broke the team signed center Joakim Noah to a four-year, $72 million deal. The dollar amount was hard to take in, even with the insane contracts given out. Knicks prez Phil Jackson envisioned the 31-year-old as a versatile big man, capable of locking down the paint, making good passes...
Via The Comeback
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah disappointed in his play with Knicks

The New York Knicks are off to an uninspiring 6-7 start to the season, and it’s causing at least one of their players to do some soul-searching. In a recent interview with Ian Begley of ESPN, two-time All-Star big man Joakim Noah admitted that he’s been disappointed with his play so far. “There’s still things I feel like I need to do a lot better,” Noah said. “I’m...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah delivers another potshot at Cleveland’s expense

The New York Knicks are in Northeast Ohio for a Tuesday night match-up with the Cavaliers as the 2016-17 NBA regular season gets underway. And while it’s likely Knicks center Joakim Noah eagerly anticipates playing in his first official game as a member of his hometown NBA team, he clearly wishes he wasn't in Cleveland. The Cavaliers will raise their championship banner into...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Noah skips dinner at West Point because he's anti-war

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah chose not to attend a team dinner with US Army cadets and a retired colonel on Thursday night because he is against the idea of war. Noah told reporters on Friday that he received permission from head coach Jeff Hornacek to skip the event. “It’s hard for me a little bit – I have a lot of respect for the kids here fighting — but it’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah on joining Knicks: ‘I want to make the city proud’

Joakim Noah can feel the excitement and pressure of arriving in New York to play for the title-deprived Knicks. “There’s definitely a buzz in the city. I think it’s on us to make it work,” Noah said, via the New York Daily News. “Winning in the Garden, I’m not gonna get a feeling like that anywhere else. I’m not here to just get a check and be happy. I want to be an...
Via The Sports Daily
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah is ‘high priority’ for Bulls in free agency

So much for the Chicago Bulls letting Joakim Noah walk in free agency this summer. The Bulls didn’t look like a team wanting to bring back Noah, now 31 years old. He had already been relegated to a cheerleader role with Pau Gasol manning the middle, so better to cut ties and use the cap space to upgrade somewhere else. Noah seemed ready to leave, too, asking for more playing time...
Via The Sports Daily
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah approached Fred Hoiberg about a role on the bench

In the lead up to the 2015-16 NBA season, there was a lot of talk about the Chicago Bulls and whether former All-Star Joakim Noah would accept his new role as a reserve after being the team's starting center for his entire career.Prior to Chicago's blowout win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, first-year head coach Fred Hoiberg discussed the Noah situation with Grantland's Zach...
Via Yardbarker
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg once mocked Joakim Noah on Twitter

By Steve DelVecchio Fred Hoiberg is expected to be announced as the next coach of the Chicago Bulls in the near future, and he may have to have an awkward conversation - if he hasn’t already - with Joakim Noah at some point. On Sunday, The Score dug up an old tweet that Hoiberg sent in which he mocked Noah for his poor shooting form. Look away kids! pic.twitter.com/5TLECVJb7u...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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