Joakim Noah RUMORS & NEWS

  • The case for the Knicks to bring back Joakim Noah

    New York Post "One of Joakim Noah’s confidants believes the Knicks center and Jeff Hornacek made a bad fit from the start because the former coach didn’t prioritize defense and was not structured enough. Whether new coach David Fizdale represents a new beginning for Noah may be too good of a fairy-tale story,..." May 11

  • Joakim Noah’s futile attempt to save Knicks career

    New York Post "With Jeff Hornacek fired and David Fizdale hired as Knicks head coach, center Joakim Noah apparently thinks he has a new lease on his career at the Garden. Fizdale revealed Tuesday at his introductory press conference Noah texted him congratulations. But Noah’s NBA rebirth likely will happen..." May 10

  • Knicks Likely To Stretch Joakim Noah After Sept. 1st

    Real GM Basketball "Jeff Hornacek was asked on Monday about the status of Joakim Noah and when his situation may be resolved. “I’m not sure,” Hornacek said. “In the summer, Scott [Perry, the general manager] and Steve [Mills, the team president] will be talking with him. I guess that’s how it will get resolved.” " March 20

  • The date to circle for a Knicks-Joakim Noah breakup

    New York Post "The stalemate with Knicks center Joakim Noah will continue and could last as long as Sept. 1. According to multiple sources, a buyout with Noah is not expected to occur by Thursday night’s deadline for waived players to be eligible for a playoff team. Noah has been in exile for a month,..." March 02

  • NBPA Expected To Become More Involved In Joakim Noah Situation

    Real GM Basketball "If Joakim Noah and the New York Knicks are unable to agree upon a buyout this week, sources say the Players Association will intensify its interest in his situation. Noah has been away from the team indefinitely following his altercation with Jeff Hornacek during a practice in January. Hornacek..." February 27

  • Warriors, Wolves, Thunder Eyeing Joakim Noah?

    Hoops Rumors "Several playoff-bound teams are keeping an eye on Joakim Noah‘s situation in New York and would consider signing him if he reaches free agency, sources tell Frank Isola of The New York Daily News. According to Isola, the Warriors, Timberwolves, and Thunder are among the teams monitoring the Knicks..." February 23

  • Knicks still have yet to decide how they’ll proceed with exiled Joakim Noah, who has interest around the league

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah may never suit up again for the Knicks, but the exiled center will have plenty of desirable options should he negotiate a buyout with the club. According to league sources, several playoff-bound teams are closely monitoring Noah’s situation in New York and would push to sign him if..." February 23

  • Jeff Hornacek confirms Joakim Noah won’t return to Knicks

    Newsday "Jeff Hornacek wouldn’t comment on reports that he pushed Joakim Noah during their heated exchange last month in Denver. But Hornacek gave the strongest indications yet that Noah won’t be back with the Knicks. “I think that is the plan,” Hornacek said following practice Tuesday night. That..." February 21

  • Knicks Rumors: Noah, Hornacek Altercation Turned Physical

    Hoops Rumors "Knicks center Joakim Noah got into a physical altercation with coach Jeff Hornacek that led to his leave of absence, according to Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News. Their long-running disagreement over playing time became heated at a practice following a January 23 game against the..." February 18

  • Knicks keeping Noah away from team indefinitely

    Larry Brown Sports "Joakim Noah remains persona non grata from the New York Knicks. General manager Scott Perry affirmed Friday that the Knicks have no intention of asking or welcoming the exiled Noah back into the fold after the trade deadline came and went without a deal. “There’s no new update — same place,”..." February 10

  • Report: Thunder, Timberwolves interested in Joakim Noah if bought out

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder have expressed interest in acquiring center Joakim Noah, in case he reaches a buyout with the New York Knicks, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. Noah hasn’t been open to a buyout situation, nor have the Knicks at this moment. The Knicks and..." February 08

  • NBA rumor: Knicks still taking calls on Courtney Lee, Kyle O’Quinn; trying to trade Joakim Noah

    Clutch Points "Following the trade of center Willy Hernangomez, the New York Knicks continue to be aggressive during this trade deadline, reportedly still taking calls on shooting guard Courtney Lee and backup center Kyle O’Quinn, as well as trying to move estranged center Joakim, according to ESPN’s Ian..." February 07

  • Knicks-Joakim Noah divorce comes down to 3 paths with team's future hanging in balance

    Sporting News "Unfortunately, it appears the Knicks and Joakim Noah have reached a point of no return. The conflict between Noah and head coach Jeff Hornacek rose to a different level after their loss in Oakland, but structural concerns have been there for a while as the prideful, well-paid veteran has not been..." February 05

  • Joakim Noah, Jeff Hornacek ‘pretty much hate each other’

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks announced on Friday that Joakim Noah will be away from the team indefinitely, and at this point it would not be a surprise if it remained that way for the rest of the season. Noah has not been with the Knicks since he had a dispute with head coach Jeff Hornacek on Jan. 25...." February 02

  • Report: Knicks willing to include first round pick to sweeten Joakim Noah trade

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks really want to move off the contract of Joakim Noah. The Knicks have been trying to look for a possible trade scenario to get Noah out of New York for some time now. Thus far, the team has been unsuccessful. But it has now come out that the Knicks are willing to add a..." February 01

  • Joakim Noah recruiting begins as ugly fight details emerge

    New York Post "With the possibility of Joakim Noah never playing for the Knicks again, his former University of Florida teammate and friend Al Horford would love to reunite in Celtic green if he becomes a free agent. After the Celtics routed the Knicks on Wednesday at TD Garden, Horford told The Post the..." February 01

  • Joakim Noah to remain in exile ahead of Feb. 8 trade deadline

    Sporting News "Knicks center Joakim Noah has been exiled from the team since a Jan. 24 dust up with coach Jeff Hornacek, and he's not going to be welcomed back any time soon. According to, Noah will not return to the team ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline, as the team tries to find a suitor or a way..." February 01

  • Joakim Noah May Not Return To Knicks Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "Joakim Noah remains away from the Knicks this week, and there’s a growing sense that he may not return to the club until after the February 8 trade deadline, if at all, according to reports from ESPN’s Ian Begley and Marc Berman of The New York Post. As we’ve previously detailed, reported..." January 31

  • Jeff Hornacek may be big winner in Noah-Knicks showdown

    New York Post "The Knicks were wearing their City Edition uniforms Tuesday night against the Nets at the Garden. They were designed to commemorate the FDNY, the brave men who put out fires big and small. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek wore a suit and tie, but an FDNY jersey probably was more fitting considering..." January 31

  • Is buying out Joakim Noah worth it for the Knicks?

    SNY TV "The Knicks are reportedly exploring ways to part with C Joakim Noah following his heated argument with head coach Jeff Hornacek at practice last week, per The Vertical's Shams Charania. Noah was furious Hornacek took him out in the fourth quarter of last Tuesday's matchup against the..." January 30

  • The Knicks’ options as Joakim Noah fight becomes clearer

    New York Post "The Knicks players had long since left the court Monday in Tarrytown. Coach Jeff Hornacek discussed topics ranging from his former coach Jerry Sloan, ex-Knicks and Suns executive Al Bianchi, plus famed NBA fights, both verbal and physical, through the years. Hornacek was summoned for an..." January 30

  • Joakim Noah’s feud with Jeff Hornacek stemmed from broken promise of playing time

    Clutch Points "Joakim Noah has grown disgruntled within the New York Knicks organization, reportedly taking a leave of absence after Tuesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Amid the recent news of his blow-up with head coach Jeff Hornacek, sources told USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick that Noah’s issue was..." January 29

  • Knicks, Joakim Noah riff persists but no buyout talks

    ESPN "Knicks center Joakim Noah left the team last week after a lengthy disconnect between with head coach Jeff Hornacek and his staff, but there have been no conversations between the Knicks and Noah about a potential buyout on the remaining three years and $56 million on his contract, per ESPN..." January 29

  • Report: Knicks Looking Part Ways With Joakim Noah After ‘Heated Verbal Exchange’

    SLAM Online "The Knicks are reportedly looking to part ways with Joakim Noah following a “heated verbal exchange” between Noah and Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek last week. " January 29

  • Joakim Noah not at Knicks practice, won’t play against Nets on Tuesday

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah, who was reportedly upset over his playing time, was not at Knicks practice on Monday morning. The team is still saying the absence is due to “personal reasons.” The veteran center won’t play against the Nets on Tuesday, either. The Daily News previously reported that a source..." January 29

  • Knicks Increasing Efforts To Trade Joakim Noah

    Hoops Rumors "Joakim Noah is currently away from the Knicks for what the team is calling “personal reasons,” and sources tell Marc Berman of The New York Post that the veteran center is unhappy with his situation in New York. As a result, the Knicks have “ramped up” their efforts to trade Noah, reports Berman,..." January 26

  • Joakim Noah abruptly leaves Knicks with vague reason

    New York Post "Knicks center Joakim Noah left the team in Denver for what the Knicks have called “personal reasons.’’ Noah has appeared in just seven games this season because of the Knicks’ center glut. Even with Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle O’Quinn out Tuesday against Golden State, Noah played just 4:30 of..." January 25

  • Joakim Noah makes the most of his precious minutes

    New York Post "This Knicks road trip started in Chicago with bad news for Joakim Noah. For the second time in 2 ½ weeks, he would not be dressing at the arena in which he was once an MVP candidate. The trip ended with one of Noah’s finest moments of a strange season — with him playing the final 13 minutes in..." December 31

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