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JOAKIM NOAH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joakim Noah faces new reality as Knicks bench him again

TORONTO — Joakim Noah admits he’s not the same player he was in 2014, when he was first team All-NBA and the Defensive Player of the Year. But the center said he still believes he can contribute to the club. Noah chose his words carefully, admitting he’s attempting to make the best of a rotten...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Joakim Noah admits he ‘probably’ will never be the same player

Joakim Noah seems to be in the acceptance stage of his decline as a player.The New York Knicks big man admitted on Friday that he “probably” will never be the same player that he once was, per Steve Popper of USA TODAY. Noah, 32, has averaged just 4.7 points per game over his last two seasons of play and has made just 75 total appearances over that span. He also has yet to play in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah is a $72 million inactive for Knicks

The New York Knicks signed Joakim Noah to a massive contract in July 2016, and their current return on investment is approximately nothing.Noah wasn’t available for the first 12 contests of the campaign while serving the remainder of a 20-game suspension. However, the center has watched the last two outings from the sideline as an inactive.And according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler, Joakim Noah reportedly clashed at end of Bulls career

Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah were tight for the first handful of years during Butler’s NBA career, but things changed and the two grew apart during Noah’s final year with the team, according to a report.ESPN’s Nick Friedell has an excellent feature on the downfall of the Bulls, a team that showed so much promise when they reached the Eastern Conference Finals behind MVP Derrick Rose...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah after brutal season: ‘It’s like being a rookie again’

To say that Joakim Noah struggled last season during his first campaign as a member of the New York Knicks would be an understatement of epic proportions.The center hauled in a ridiculous contract in free agency, only to put up a relative egg of a season. He averaged just five points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.8 blocks per game, averaging just over 22 minutes per contest before...
Via Sportsnaut
October 06, 2017  |  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 hard for me...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 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

Cardale Jones continues Twitter assault on Joakim Noah

By Vincent Frank Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones isn’t necessarily afraid to rattle some cages. In what has been a continuing feud between Jones and Chicago Bulls big man Joakim Noah, the former decided to take on Noah as Chicago was hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. I see @JoakimNoah ain't here to block shots, get dunked on...
Via Sportsnaut
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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