Joakim Noah RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah keeps calling, but Knicks star Carmelo Anthony's not answering . . . yet

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony has been getting quite a few recruiting calls from Joakim Noah over the past week, but according to people close to the Knicks star, he hasn’t returned one of them. We’re guessing Anthony might call Noah back after he officially opts out of his contract with the Knicks, no..." June 23

  • Top defender Noah highlights 2014 All-Defensive Team

    NBA.com "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, winner of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, headlines the 2013-14 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Noah, who received 105 First Team votes (223 points), makes his second consecutive appearance on the First..." June 02

  • Joakim Noah has surgery on left knee, will return to training in 8-12 weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the season ended Joakim Noah said he had earned his Defensive Player of the Year award (and some down-the-ballot MVP votes for his play on both ends) playing through a sore left knee. He wasn’t kidding. Friday Noah underwent “minor arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left knee,” the..." May 03

  • Noah reveals knee injury, refuses to use it as excuse

    CSN Chicago "While his six-point, 18-rebound, seven-assist, three-blocked shot stat line was typical of a Joakim Noah night, it was clear from the opening tip Tuesday evening that the All-Star center wasn’t quite himself in the Bulls’ Game 5, season-ending, 75-69 loss to the Wizards at the United..." April 30

  • Joakim Noah gets in heated exchange with Wizards’ security

    Chicago Sun-Times "Well, that didn’t take long. Forget Game 3 of the first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards being heated. For the Bulls, it started at the end of the Friday morning shootaround. Joakim Noah and Wizards security manager Jackie Miles got into a back-and-forth exchange of..." April 25

  • Noah wins NBA's top defensive award

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls and the NBA will announce that Joakim Noah is the Defensive Player of the Year at a 4 p.m. news conference, a source familiar with the announcement confirmed. Noah is the second player in franchise history to win the award, joining Michael Jordan for the 1987-88 season. Noah's..." April 21

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    Aggrey Sam @CSNBullsInsider

    Bulls to make a major announcement later today. Hearing Jo won Defensive Player of the Year.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Joakim Noah excused from practice for personal reasons. Thibodeau says he's in New York for "bereavement." Should be back Saturday.

  • Joakim Noah will get $500K bonus if named All-NBA First Team

    Chicago Sun-Times "Joakim Noah doesn’t want to get involved with all the hype surrounding his candidacy as a first-team All-NBA performer. But he might want to start, considering he has a $500,000 bonus check coming his way if he receives that honor at the end of the regular season. The way Noah has been..." March 16

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    Aggrey Sam @CSNBullsInsider

    Thibs: Jo will play through sprained thumb tonight, participated in shootaround.

  • Noah recruits Melo to join Bulls, sources say

    ESPN Chicago "Joakim Noah wants a ring. To achieve that goal, he wants Carmelo Anthony on the Chicago Bulls. That's why Noah, Chicago's center, approached Anthony over All-Star Weekend about joining the Bulls, according to sources with knowledge of the conversation. The sources said Noah told Anthony..." March 07

  • Joakim Noah reinjures thumb in win

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah racked up his second triple-double in three games in Wednesday night's win over the Detroit Pistons, but he also injured his right thumb in the process and left the Palace of Auburn Hills wearing a protective brace. The reason this injury has to be particularly..." March 06

  • Should Noah receive some MVP votes?

    ESPN Chicago "Should Joakim Noah be considered in the MVP conversation? The mere fact that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau entertained that question before Monday's game shows how much Noah's game has developed over the last two seasons, especially this one. With LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing at their..." March 05

  • Joakim Noah brings defense to East All-Star win

    NBA.com "It was the highest ever scoring NBA All-Star game, a 163-155 dunk-a-thon in New Orleans Sunday won by the Eastern Conference. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving was named MVP with 31 points and 14 assists while Carmelo Anthony made a record eight three pointers and scored 30 points as the East rallied..." February 17

  • Joakim Noah's $15k fine is first of Adam Silver's tenure as NBA commissioner

    Sporting News "Chicago Bulls guard Joakim Noah has been fined $15,000 for the verbal abuse he levied against NBA officials after being ejected from a 99-70 loss to the Sacramento Kings. Noah did not agree with a foul call in third quarter and reacted violently, screaming profanities at officials all the way..." February 04

  • Joakim Noah ballistic after ejection

    ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, automatically ejected in the third quarter after picking up his second technical foul of the game, unleashed a burst of invective anger on the three referees nearby, individually pointing at each and screaming "F--- you!" before being escorted off the floor Monday..." February 04

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Per #Bulls PR: Noah and Hinrich are both in tonight, Noah will start. #CHIvsSAS

  • Noah's hurt but isn't mad at Bulls

    CBSSports.com "When Luol Deng was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was silent about the deal. In fact, he hadn't talked to the media at all in the aftermath of the trade until Saturday. Deng was one of Noah's closest friends on the team and he definitely took the news of the..." January 12

  • Bulls' Noah remains silent on Deng

    Chicago Tribune "Another day, another media blow-off by Joakim Noah, who has not spoken publicly since the Bulls traded his friend and former teammate, Luol Deng, to Cleveland. It was believed that he would address the media – all of four Chicago-based reporters – after the Bulls’ Friday morning shootaround at..." January 11

  • Days after the Luol Deng trade, Joakim Noah still hasn’t spoken to the media

    Yahoo! Sports "Nobody on the Chicago Bulls was happy about the Luol Deng trade. Even the most ardent of Bulls salary capologists couldn’t have easily stomached a deal that sent away a two-time reining All-Star for no immediate rotation help, no likely first round draft picks (unless you’re really bullish on the..." January 10

  • Noah regretful of triple-double effort

    CSN Chicago "Joakim Noah admitted that his near triple-double wasn’t deserving of being the legitimate feat in Thursday night’s 94-82 Bulls’ victory over the Celtics at the United Center. The All-Star center finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, one dish shy of recording his fourth career..." January 03

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Noah will play tonight. Deng went through most of shootaround. He is a game time decision tonight.

  • Noah regrets entering OKC's locker room, calls Perkins 'an angry dude'

    CBSSports.com "Joakim Noah knows he made a mistake going into the Thunder's locker room following Thursday night's game in Oklahoma City. Via ESPN Chicago, Noah admitted on Saturday that he messed up, but also made sure to take a little jab at Kendrick Perkins. "We don't have to talk about this anymore,"..." December 22

  • Kendrick Perkins confronts Joakim Noah in Thunder locker room

    CBSSports.com "The locker room is a sacred place for a professional athlete. And it has imaginary lines that are not to be crossed. Following the Thunder's 107-95 win over the Bulls on Thursday, during interviews in the OKC locker room, Bulls center Joakim Noah was paying a visit to former teammate Thabo..." December 20

  • Noah misses Bulls' loss, traveling to New York

    CSN Chicago "Joakim Noah missed Tuesday night’s 78-74 loss to the Bucks at the United Center with what he confirmed as a right-knee injury, though the Bulls initially called it a thigh bruise. The All-Star center suffered the injury “three or four games ago,” Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said..." December 11

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Joakim Noah will face the Knicks tonight, while Luol Deng & Jimmy Butler are out. #CHIvsNYK

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Noah out with bruised right thigh.

  • 2013/2014 Chicago Bulls Season Preview
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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hinrich said he's playing vs. Heat. Thibodeau wouldn't say whether Noah starts or not.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Noah said he's "100 percent" sure he's playing vs. Heat.

  • Noah, Hinrich 'not very' close

    Chicago Tribune "At the start of training camp Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau pointed to Wednesday night. The Bulls’ late tipoff against the Western Conference powerhouse Thunder marked the next-to-last exhibition a game in which Thibodeau said that starters would play regular-season minutes and the rotation would..." October 24

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Thibodeau on Noah's game conditioning: "It's not very good." #Bulls

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Thibs says the Bulls are shutting Noah down for a week. His groin is still bothering him.

  • Noah, Bulls get back to work

    Chicago Tribune "After using Wednesday's light practice to acclimate themselves after the 10-hour flight from Chicago the Bulls went harder Thursday at the Flamengo Basketball Club. Still though coach Tom Thibodeau said the team did little contact which places Joakim Noah's chances to make his preseason debut..." October 11

  • Noah switching shoes likely to Adidas

    Chicago Tribune "A mild groin injury will keep Joakim Noah out of Saturday's exhibition opener in Indiana and likely Monday's second contest in St. Louis against the Grizzlies. But Noah still can't escape talk about his feet which have been plagued by plantar fasciitis in two of his previous four..." October 05

  • Joakim Noah out several preseason games with groin inury

    CBSSports.com "The big news in Saturday's preseason game between the Bulls and Pacers is of course the return of Derrick Rose after nearly an 18-month absence. But while Rose is coming back another Bull won't be playing in Indianapolis or for a while. Joakim Noah is going to miss some time. Even with it being..." October 04

  • Noah, Hinrich skip practice; Rose returns

    Chicago Tribune "Kirk Hinrich and Joakim Noah missed Wednesday's practice with what Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau termed "overall soreness." Asked if Noah had suffered a relapse of the plantar fasciitis that has plagued him two of the last four seasons Thibodeau said no. "It's his body" he said. The absences..." October 03

  • Bulls plan to limit Joakim Noah’s minutes to help plantar fasciitis

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joakim Noah says right now he feels no pain in his foot no plantar fasciitis. That despite a summer where he worked out plenty even training with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. His foot feels fine. If the Bulls are going to be the contenders they think they are Noah still has to be fine in April and May..." September 27

  • Joakim Noah says foot feeling better

    ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, who was plagued by plantar fasciitis in his right foot at the end of last season, says he’ll be ready to play by the start of the 2013-14 campaign. “My foot feels a lot better, but I still have a lot of work to do,” Noah told ESPN NewYork.com Wednesday at the..." June 28

  • Grizzlies' Allen, Heat's James headline 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive First Team

    NBA.com "Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and Miami Heat forward LeBron James, winner of the 2012-13 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, headline the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Allen totaled 53 points overall and James tallied 52. Each player received 25 First Team..." May 13

  • Joakim Noah defends Derrick Rose

    ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah had an impassioned message for critics of teammate Derrick Rose after the Bulls' impressive 93-86 win over the Miami Heat on Monday night. Noah took a question regarding how much pride he and his team feel being able to win without Rose while so many pundits..." May 07

  • Noah doing more and more as series progresses

    CSN Chicago "“It's always tough before the game. Once it starts, they're feeling it, too,” Joakim Noah said. “They bleed just like us.” The All-Star center made that statement after playing nearly 39 minutes in Saturday afternoon’s 142-134 triple-overtime win over the Nets at the United Center, which gave..." April 28

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Noah doing all right. Thibs expects same amount of minutes. Likely 20-25. DRose officially ruled out.

  • Noah's effort helps Bulls gut out Game 2 win over Nets

    CSN Chicago "A sight for sore eyes it wasn’t, but the grind-it-out nature of Monday night’s Game 2 of the Bulls-Nets first-round playoff series at the Barclays Center was right up the alley of the visitors from the Windy City. After a dreadful Game 1 outing Saturday, the Bulls roared back, as a collective..." April 23

  • Bulls' Joakim Noah answers call

    North Jersey "Joakim Noah sauntered slowly up the stairs toward the postgame podium, bracing his 6-foot-11 frame on the metal banister to his right as he made his final ascent. The Bulls' center played 29 more seconds than team doctors told his coach he should have in just his fourth game back from planter..." April 23

  • Noah, Deng lead Chicago Bulls to series tying 90-82 victory over Brooklyn Nets

    Chicago Tribune "The criticism flew fast and furious, the obituaries started to take shape and the Bulls reacted the way they often do when faced with adversity. They looked inward. They challenged themselves to play with more intensity and aggression. And they didn’t just circle the wagons; they walled off the..." April 23

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says Joakim Noah (foot) will be on a minutes limit tonight: between 20-25. Noah will start.

  • Joakim returns, but does little

    New York Post "Chicago was hoping for a big break in Game 1 of the first round against the Nets with the return of All-Star center Joakim Noah, but all it got was a big tease. Noah, who missed 12 of the Bulls’ final 15 games while battling plantar fasciitis, was inserted into the starting lineup at the last..." April 21

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    K.C Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hearing Noah plans to warm up and try to give it a go tonight. Thibodeau will talk in about 30 minutes.

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    K.C Johnson @KCJHoop

    Noah warmed up before shootaround. Thibodeau called him gametime but said he doesn't "want him out there if he's injured." #Bulls