Joakim Noah RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Knicks' Noah: 'We gotta beat' LeBron in playoffs

    sny.tv "Joakim Noah isn't afraid to mix it up with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers -- and Carmelo Anthony thinks that's exactly what the Knicks will need to compete with the NBA champions. Coincidentally enough, the Knicks will open the regular season in Cleveland on Oct. 25 when the Cavs will..." September 28

  • Reinsdorf: Noah no longer 'a frontline guy'

    Real GM Basketball "Joakim Noah left the Chicago Bulls this offseason to sign a four-year, $72 million deal with the New York Knicks. The Bulls showed little interest, if any, in re-signing Noah. “What we felt was it was time,” Jerry Reinsdorf told the Chicago Tribune. “We felt Joakim wasn’t going to be a..." September 11

  • Joakim Noah feels love from Chicago, looks forward to Bulls-Knicks rivalry

    Chicago Tribune "Joakim Noah joked that he hasn't taken his Knicks cap off since he signed a four-year, $72 million deal with his hometown team last month. "I think the Bulls-Knicks games are going to be good ones," Noah said, smiling. "I'm looking forward to it. I think everybody is. It's going to be a very..." August 13

  • Tom Thibodeau on Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah leaving Bulls: 'It doesn't last forever'

    CSN Chicago "The winds of change are becoming as constant in the NBA as it is in the NFL, as players and coaches are seemingly more associated with their own brands than they are their employers. Former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is living proof of that and wasn’t surprised the winds caught his former..." July 29

  • Joakim Noah Once Dropped By Phil Jackson's Montana Home Completely Unannounced

    Complex "We need all the stories involving Joakim Noah and Phil Jackson! Hey, maybe they're complete lies, but they always seem to be hilarious, random, and very entertaining. Last week, Jackson shared a story where he met Noah in New York during the spring. "I ran into him on the streets of New York..." July 09

  • Joakim Noah played ‘instrumental’ role in recruiting Courtney Lee to Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "Joakim Noah isn’t even an official member of the New York Knicks yet, but he may already be the team’s best recruiter. Free agent guard Courtney Lee, who the team had been courting, agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal with the Knicks on Saturday, per Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders...." July 03

  • Knicks, Noah agree to 4-year, $72-million deal

    The Score "The New York Knicks have agreed to a four-year, $72-million contract with free-agent center Joakim Noah, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. The deal is fully locked in, with no options for either side, USA Today's Sam Amick reports." July 02

  • Knicks, Noah working on 4-year, $70M-plus deal

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks appear committed to signing free agent center Joakim Noah as soon as possible. Shortly after free agency began at midnight ET on Friday, The Vertical's Shams Charania reported that the two sides were working on a four-year deal worth more than $70 million. The deal is not..." July 01

  • Sources: Joakim Noah, Knicks could come to quick agreement

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent center Joakim Noah and New York Knicks president Phil Jackson will meet after midnight on July 1, with the two sides intensely focused on working out an agreement, league sources told The Vertical. There's belief on both sides that a deal could come swift in free agency, sources..." June 30

  • Joakim Noah isn't interested in re-signing with the Bulls

    Chicago Sun-Times "Gar Forman insisted on draft night that the Bulls have every intention to sit down with free agent Joakim Noah and discuss the future come July 1. They need not bother. A source close to the situation not only shot down a report last month that the Bulls and Noah were having early “positive..." June 27

  • Report: Knicks making Joakim Noah their top target

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks appear intent on reconstructing the prime Chicago Bulls of the past several years. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Joakim Noah is the Knicks’ primary target in free agency as they search for a center. Berman characterizes the Knicks as “desperate” for a..." June 27

  • Report: Bucks plan to make 'substantial' offer to Joakim Noah

    Brew Hoop "Peace out, draft season. Hello, free agency rumor season. Hook it up into my veins. It has begun. According to a report from Sporting News' Mitch Lawrence, the Bucks may be in the running to make an offer to former Chicago Bulls big Joakim Noah. Lawrence lists the New Knicks, Minnesota Wolves,..." June 26

  • It certainly looks like Derrick Rose is recruiting Joakim Noah to Knicks

    New York Post "Is Derrick Rose already trying to make extra-nice with Knicks free-agent target Joakim Noah? The Rose recruiting may have already started as Rose and Noah, former Bulls teammates, were hanging out late Thursday at the 1Oak club in Manhattan. Rose will be introduced at a Knicks press conference..." June 25

  • Knicks could make push for Joakim Noah in free agency

    Newark Star-Ledger "Here come the the Knicks. One day after pulling off a blockbuster deal with the Chicago Bulls for former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, another star with ties to the Windy City is on New York's offseason radar: Center Joakim Noah. According to ESPN New York, some within the Knicks want to make a push..." June 23

  • Wizards reportedly among teams interested in free agent Joakim Noah

    Bullets Forever "One of the biggest needs the Wizards will need to fill this summer is at backup center. They need someone dependable down low who can fill in for Marcin Gortat when needed and perhaps provide a little extra on the defensive end when needed. The first name to pop up in the rumor mill certainly..." June 22

  • Joakim Noah to Sportando: I'll consider every offer on the table this summer

    Sportando "French big-man Joakim Noah was one of the guest at Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso. After a disappointing season with the Bulls, Noah is preparing for the first free-agency of his career. A new experience that he's ready to be a part of it- We had the opportunity to talk to him for a couple of minutes,..." June 12