Joakim Noah RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Knicks Joakim Noah has torn left rotator cuff, will need surgery and rehab

    Pro Basketball Talk "New York Knicks center Joakim Noah will need surgery to repair a torn left rotator cuff. The former Chicago Bull star has months of recovery ahead of him, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Noah, 32, played in 46 games for the Knicks this season, averaging 5 points,..." April 12

  • Is Joakim Noah the worst acquisition in Knicks history? He's got tough competition

    CBS Sports "For many franchises, the signing of Joakim Noah to a four-year contract worth more than $72 million would loom as an easy touchstone for operational futility. There are many reasons for this, ranging from Noah’s on-court play to the recent 20-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs,..." March 31

  • Start the clock on Joakim Noah’s 20-game ban

    New York Post "The countdown on Joakim Noah’s 20-game suspension imposed by the NBA on the Knicks center for violation of the league’s anti-drug policy starts Wednesday against Miami. An independent doctor confirmed the assessment of Knicks physicians that Noah, who underwent left knee surgery Feb. 27, is fit..." March 29

  • Joakim Noah Trying To Start Suspension As Quickly As Possible

    Real GM Basketball "Joakim Noah is attempting to be medically cleared to return from his left knee surgery in order to begin his 20-game suspension this season. Noah was cleared to return to practice on Monday by New York Knicks' doctors but the NBA has yet to determine if they'll clear him to play, which would..." March 29

  • Knicks' Joakim Noah could start his suspension on Wednesday

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah could begin his 20-game suspension for failing a drug test as soon as Wednesday, meaning best-case scenario he'll miss 12 games next season when games actually matter. Noah, who is recovering from knee surgery, was examined by doctors prior to Monday’s game to determine if he can..." March 28

  • 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