Joakim Noah RUMORS & NEWS

  • Union: Joakim Noah would not have been suspended under next CBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033 was not banned by the current Collective Bargaining Agreement when it was enacted. The next CBA will offer a new challenge policy for failed drug tests. Perhaps Joakim Noah, whom the NBA suspended 20 games, just tested positively at the wrong..." March 25

  • Joakim Noah Made a $4.2 Million Mistake

    The Big Lead "Joakim Noah will be suspended for 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program, Woj reports. He apparently ingested an over-the-counter drug that was on the league’s banned substance list, which was determined upon investigation to be an accident: The National Basketball Players..." March 25

  • Joakim Noah officially suspended 20 games without pay

    NBA.com "Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks has been suspended without pay for 20 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033, it was announced today by the NBA. Noah has not played since Feb. 4 and was likely to..." March 25

  • Source: Joakim Noah to get 20-game ban for banned supplement

    ESPN "New York Knicks center Joakim Noah will receive a 20-game suspension from the NBA for violating the league's anti-drug policy, a source told ESPN's Marc Spears, confirming news that was first reported by The Vertical. The suspension is expected to be announced Saturday, the source said. Noah..." March 25

  • Joakim Noah May Become The Worst Knicks Free Agent Signing Under Dolan

    The Big Lead "Joakim Noah signed a four-year $72.6 million deal with the New York Knicks. Noah made 46 appearances, was not particularly productive, and he may miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. He just turned 32. Noah has about $55.6 million due over the next three seasons. He has a chance to be..." February 28

  • Joakim Noah Out For The Season With Knee Injury; Knicks Regretting Signing Him

    Black Sports Online "Knicks have 3 more years to pay Joakim Noah $18+ million per year. It is going to be a LONG three years. WOJO is reporting that Noah is undergoing knee surgery and will be out for the rest of the season." February 27

  • Joakim Noah takes step back in recovery from hamstring injury

    New York Post "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..." February 22

  • How long will Hornacek put off the Joakim Noah inevitable?

    New York Post "Knowing his four-year, $72 million contract is untradable, Joakim Noah is viewed by management as the backup center for next season, according to a source. Whether that backup status is realized this season is a fluid situation. Despite rookie center Willy Hernangomez’s striking progress the..." February 05

  • It’s time to bench Joakim Noah and unleash Knicks’ eye-opener

    New York Post "Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek acts as if benching starting center Joakim Noah would trigger a tornado that would blow the roof off the Garden in retaliation. Meanwhile, the Knicks have a tornado of a young center in their midst in Spanish rookie Willy Hernangomez — Kristaps Porzingis’ former..." January 25

  • Kristaps Porzingis, Joakim Noah scheduled for MRIs Thursday

    Newsday "Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah were unable to play Wednesday night, and both are scheduled to undergo MRIs Thursday morning on their respective injuries. Porzingis has a sore left Achilles that kept him out for a fourth straight game. Noah sat out against the Celtics with a sprained left..." January 19

  • Time to bench Joakim Noah – and use this lineup to save Knicks

    New York Post "Joakim Noah can still be an asset on the Knicks — just more so off the court as a tutor/mentor and definitely not as their starting center. That scenario is a no-brainer now, whenever Noah returns to action. Noah has a severely sprained ankle that will require an MRI exam on..." January 19

  • Is Joakim Noah finally starting to turn the corner for Knicks?

    New York Post "You can make the argument that though Derrick Rose disappeared Monday, Joakim Noah has disappeared for most of this Knicks season. Except, of course, against the Bulls, who seem to bring out Noah’s All-Star grit the most. Noah is averaging 5.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game this season, but..." January 14

  • Joakim Noah’s a horrible fit and Carmelo has to bolt: TNT analyst

    New York Post "Brent Barry, TNT’s analyst for Thursday’s Bulls-Knicks game, views Phil Jackson’s latest experiment a lost cause and advocates Carmelo Anthony waive his no-trade clause to join a winner. In a scathing review of the 17-21 Knicks, Barry also trashed starting center Joakim Noah, who will face his..." January 11

  • Derrick Rose goes missing before Knicks loss to Pelicans, Joakim Noah confirms he's spoken to him and is 'okay'

    New York Daily News "Where is Derrick Rose? The Knicks not only are falling apart on the court, they can't keep tabs on their point guard. Rose was a mysterious late scratch in Monday's 110-96 loss to the Pelicans, with his absence overshadowing another dreadful Knicks effort during which boos rained down at the..." January 10

  • Joakim Noah feels game improving but he's more focused on winning

    Chicago Tribune "Joakim Noah hadn't seen his newborn daughter in awhile so he did what any excited first-time father might do when reunited with her this weekend. "I woke her up from a nap," Noah said, smiling. "And she was not happy about that at all. And I was like, 'It's not about me and my schedule..." January 09

  • Why Joakim Noah thinks Knicks have an identity problem

    New York Post "The Knicks have a trio of scorers capable of putting up big numbers in Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis, yet they are a middling 16-14. Their weaponry is being wasted on the defensive end of the court, where they are among the NBA’s worst units. The Knicks are giving up 108..." December 28

  • Knicks considering benching Joakim Noah

    New York Post "Joakim Noah hit the weight room at the Pepsi Center late Saturday after playing just 11 minutes in a dispiriting 127-114 loss to the Nuggets that ended their West Coast trip on a downer. He needed to get in a workout somehow. It was a sign of his troubled season — with Knicks coach Jeff..." December 19

  • Is this a blip, or is Joakim Noah a $72M Knicks disaster?

    New York Post "To many, the Knicks would have been better served writing a check for $72 million, taking it out in the backyard and setting it on fire, rather than signing Joakim Noah. Noah was supposed to galvanize the defense and bring it together. That simply hasn’t happened yet. The Knicks are 24th in..." November 30

  • Knicks finally trust Joakim Noah and it totally backfires

    New York Post "Joakim Noah was jacked to play against his college coach, Billy Donovan. The duo teamed up in glorious times, winning two NCAA titles together in Florida. Perhaps that is why Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek finally let Noah play in the fourth quarter of a tight game — and stuck with him to the..." November 29

  • Noah's minutes dwindling with Knicks: 'I know I need to play better'

    New York Post "Knicks starting center Joakim Noah said he is inching closer to 100 percent after battling the flu and is eager to play crunch-time minutes. But that didn’t come close to happening in Saturday’s 107-102 loss to the Hornets. In his second game back, Noah was held to 12 minutes and went..." November 27

  • Joakim Noah assesses his play: 'It's been really up and down'

    ESPN "Here's how Knicks center Joakim Noah assessed his play through the first 11 games of the season: "There's still things I feel like I need to do a lot better. I'm not happy with where I am right now. I feel like I can definitely play better, but I'm not going to get frustrated with the process...." November 20

  • Joakim Noah will start — but for how much longer?

    New York Post "Joakim Noah is still the starting center — for now. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Noah will take the opening tap at center against the Pistons on Wednesday but failed to guarantee he would be doing so for the second half. Hornacek said he is intrigued with his new “small-ball’’ lineup and..." November 16

  • Joakim Noah on end of Bulls tenure: 'S--t happens'

    Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose consistently said his main motivation was to win an NBA championship for his hometown of Chicago. How crazy, then, that his first game at the United Center as an opponent with the New York Knicks came on the day the Cubs celebrated a World Series championship. "Only thing I can..." November 04

  • Noah: Playing in MSG as a Knick is 'more than special to me'

    New York Daily News "Late in the second quarter Saturday night against the Grizzlies at the Garden, Joakim Noah drew an offensive foul while battling down low with Marc Gasol. The Knicks center screamed in excitement and pounded his chest with his right fist before walking slowly toward the crowd. He egged on the..." October 30

  • Noah: ‘Congratulations to Cleveland. Even Though It’s Not a Vacation Spot’

    New York Daily News "Famous Cleveland denigrator Joakim Noah couldn't resist throwing a little shade on one of the biggest sports nights in the city's history. The Knicks center who once declared, "Cleveland really sucks" and "every time I look out my hotel window, it's depressing," was asked Tuesday if he saw any..." October 26

  • Knicks stumble defensively as Joakim Noah acknowledges he hasn’t recovered his quickness

    New York Daily News "It was just preseason, but it was ugly. In their final three games, the Knicks allowed an average of 109 points per game with the opponents shooting 50%. Those defensive stumbles coincided with the return of Joakim Noah, the former Defensive Player of the Year who Sunday acknowledged that he..." October 23

  • Joakim Noah: Derrick Rose accuser ‘just trying to make money’

    New York Post "Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose’s buddy and former Bulls teammate, went on the offensive after Rose was cleared in his rape civil trial, saying the accuser was a gold digger. “It’s a blessing to have him come back — it’s great the truth came out,’’ Noah said after the Knicks’ 121-96 preseason victory..." October 20

  • Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah return dates unknown

    New York Post "The Knicks likely will be waiting close to another week before either of their big offseason additions return to the court. Derrick Rose opted to remain in Los Angeles because of his civil trial for alleged sexual assault and missed Saturday’s 116-98 preseason win over the Nets, while Joakim..." October 09

  • U.S. Military Academy says it's 'disappointed' in Joakim Noah's statement

    Fox Sports "On Friday, we learned that newly-acquired New York Knicks center Joakim Noah declined to join his new teammates at a dinner with U.S. Army cadets because of his passionate personal stance against war and militarism. In response to Noah's actions, Academy spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker..." October 01

  • Joakim Noah skips out of Knicks’ annual dinner with cadets at West Point, says he’s anti-war but not anti-troops

    New York Daily News "With consent from the Knicks, Joakim Noah decided against participating in the annual dinner with the cadets and listening to a speech from an ex-colonel given the team at its training camp at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Noah, a pacifist, says he's uncomfortable with his..." September 30

  • Joakim Noah: How I’ll prove Bulls wrong over ‘low blow’

    New York Post "Joakim Noah is not only a new Knick. He’s a new father. The prize of free agency was excused from the first two days of Knicks training camp for the birth of his daughter. After his first practice as a Knick here on Wednesday, Noah said: “I was dealing with something beautiful. My daughter..." September 29

  • With plenty of trash-talking, Joakim Noah joins Carmelo, Rose in Knicks' common goal to take down LeBron

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah has directed just about every profanity in the book at LeBron James, but in the end all those names, as well as the Chicago Bulls teams Noah anchored, would never hurt LeBron. The same goes for Noah’s more famous teammates, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, who have also matched up..." September 29