Joakim Noah RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bulls' Joakim Noah 'frustrated' by his play this season

    CBS Sports "It is almost unfathomable to believe now but two years ago, Joakim Noah was considered to be one of the best centers in the league. In the 2013-2014 season, Noah finished fourth in MVP voting, was an All-Star, won the Defensive Player of the Year award and was an All-NBA first team..." November 23

  • Joakim Noah back at practice, on track to play Friday

    Chicago Tribune "Joakim Noah experienced some initial soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, according to Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, but practiced fully Thursday and, barring a setback, will play Friday against the Hornets. Unlike Monday, when he succumbed to the soreness as a late scratch, Noah isn't..." November 12

  • Noah, a last-minute start for Bulls, scratched with knee trouble

    CSN Chicago "First he wasn’t starting, then he still wasn't, then he was. And finally, Joakim Noah was out altogether, a late scratch for the Bulls after being slated as a surprise starter, yet another late wrinkle from Fred Hoiberg in this early season. After Hoiberg repeated he wasn’t making lineup..." November 10

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hoiberg said no lineup changes. But Noah worked with starters at shootaround. Mirotic played coy when asked if he's coming off bench.

  • Joakim Noah says coming off Bulls' bench was not his idea

    ESPN "Joakim Noah wanted to set the record straight in advance of Friday night's game against the Detroit Pistons -- he did not ask to come off the bench this season. When asked whether he told new Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg he wanted to come off the bench, Noah responded quickly. "No," he..." October 31

  • Joakim Noah loses his starting job; is his relevance on the Bulls next?

    Sporting News "When Steve Kerr took over the Warriors last season, he played a delicate game: minor tweaks to the defense, slow redirections with the offense, gentle shifts in minutes. He was replacing a coach, Mark Jackson, who was popular within the locker room and had found a winning formula. His job, then,..." October 27

  • Noah OK with potential bench role for Bulls

    ESPN Chicago "While new Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg hasn't officially said that Joakim Noah will come off the bench in the team's opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, the former All-Star center seems resigned to the fact he will be out of the starting lineup early in the season. "It's definitely..." October 23

  • Joakim Noah Likely To Start Season Coming Off Bench

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls are leaning towards starting Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol with Joakim Noah coming off the bench. Noah is fully healthy and in a contract season. "Whatever is best for the team. It's not about me right now. It's about this team," Noah said. "We have to figure out ways to get..." October 21

  • What can Bulls expect from Gasol-Noah tandem in 2015-16?

    ESPN Chicago "Despite what it might have looked like on the court, the numbers don't exactly back up the notion that Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah were a dysfunctional pairing on the floor last season. Out of all the two-man lineup combinations for the Bulls that played at least 100 minutes together last season,..." October 09

  • 'Hungry' Joakim Noah focused on regaining star footing

    ESPN Chicago "Joakim Noah is sitting on a stool in the back room of a shoe store, and he’s getting deep. “Sometimes, you think you know,” he said. “But you don’t know the whole story.” Oh, to know the whole story of the 2014-15 Chicago Bulls. Not the front office’s story, not Tom Thibodeau’s story, not..." August 18

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    At his back to school giveaway at a downtown footlocker, Joakim Noah said he doesn't expect any minutes restrictions this season

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Noah on his health: "Last year was very humbling. I feel hungrier than ever and ready to prove I can help this team win big."

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    NBA fines Noah $25K for pushing a fan as he exited tunnel after Game 2.

  • Joakim Noah says fan in Cleveland spit on him after Game 2

    Larry Brown Sports "All of Joakim Noah’s hatred for the city of Cleveland may have finally come back to bite him in the behind … or face, in this case. According to CSN Chicago reporter Chuck Garfien, Noah told a security guard after Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Cleveland Wednesday that a fan..." May 07

  • ‘What’s up, p—-?’: Joakim Noah remains LeBron’s No. 1 troll

    New York Post "NBA seasons come and go, but one thing stays the same: Joakim Noah is an obscenity-spewing thorn in LeBron James’ side. The two players — who have faced each other in more than a fair share of high-stakes NBA games — got involved in yet another round of verbal fisticuffs Sunday, when James’..." April 07

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Noah will play vs. Raptors.

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Noah's out tonight. Lower body soreness, it's said by the Bulls

  • Joakim Noah unlikely for EuroBasket, in doubt for Olympics

    Olympic Talk "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is reportedly unlikely to play at EuroBasket in September, a tournament the French national team director has said is mandatory for players who want to make the French Olympic team. Noah, 30, is averaging 7.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game this season,..." March 04

  • Noah backs up '100 percent' healthy assessment

    ESPN Chicago "As Tuesday's shootaround came to an end and Chicago Bulls head trainer Jeff Tanaka wrapped big ice packs around Joakim Noah's knees, the All-Star center sat on a folding chair on the edge of the University of San Francisco's gym and launched into a familiar refrain regarding the knee and ankle..." January 29

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls officially list Noah as doubtful and Dunleavy as questionable vs. Spurs.

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Joakim Noah, Mike Dunleavy officially out for Bulls tonight vs Cleveland. Doug McDermott is back.

  • Bulls' Joakim Noah to undergo MRI on sprained ankle

    Chicago Tribune "Joakim Noah will undergo an MRI exam on his sprained right ankle on Saturday and will miss this weekend's back-to-back series against the Celtics and Hawks. Noah suffered the injury on the final play of the first half in Wednesday's loss to the Wizards and skipped the second half. He has rolled..." January 16

  • Bulls: Severity of Joakim Noah's ankle injury unknown

    CSN Chicago "Tom Thibodeau said after Wednesday's loss to the Washington Wizards that he's not sure how serious the right ankle injury Joakim Noah suffered might be. Noah suffered the injury on the final play of the first half Wednesday, appearing to trip over his own feet while running in from the left..." January 15

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Noah won't return with sprained right ankle.

  • Joakim Noah employs unusual leaping-and-shouting defense from bench against Terrence Ross

    Fox Sports "Given Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah's well-documented passion for competition, it's not terribly surprising he couldn't contain his instincts to defend a Terrence Ross shot from the perimeter, even while he was not even in the game. Yes, Noah lay in wait, crouched in a corner like a gargoyle..." December 23

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Noah practiced fully and is expected to play vs. Knicks if he responds well tomorrow.

  • Joakim Noah's Offseason Knee Surgery More Serious Than Expected

    Real GM Basketball "Joakim Noah posted 15 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and six blocks in the Chicago Bulls' win over the Boston Celtics on Friday. Noah is still regaining 100 percent form physically and is confident he will reach that point this season. "There is no question in my mind — 100 percent — that..." December 03

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls list Gibson as out and Rose, Noah and Hinrich all probable for Celtics.

  • Joakim Noah absolutely loses it after Boogie Cousins flops

    CSN Chicago "Joakim Noah's on-court reactions are just the best. Thursday night's game didn't exactly go according to plan for Noah and the Bulls as they lost to Sacramento 103-88. Noah's reaction to picking up a foul after Kings center DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins flops in the middle of the third quarter..." November 21

  • Joakim Noah on Scouting the Raptors vs Sixers: ‘I Wouldn’t Watch That Sh*t’

    SLAM Online "Ahead of Thursday night’s Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors tilt, Joakim Noah spotted teammate Pau Gasol studying the Raptors’ 120-88 beatdown of the visiting Philadelphia Sixers last Sunday. Noah candidly shared his thoughts with the media in Toronto on having to suffer through such gruesome game..." November 14

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Thibs says Noah is out. Rose will warm up and see how he feels. Butler and Gibson will play.

  • Joakim Noah’s knee will be an ‘issue all season’ — source

    Chicago Sun-Times "Those who know Joakim Noah often cite his warrior mentality. According to a member of the Noah camp, that mentality is about to be tested. “Jo’s [left] knee is going to be an issue all season,’’ the source said. “He has played through pain before with the plantar [fasciitis], but this is..." October 22

  • Can Joakim Noah repeat as Defensive POY?

    CSN Chicago "Though the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award has been around since 1983 (32 seasons), the award has been won by just 19 players. Eight times a player has earned back-to-back DPOY awards (Ben Wallace did it on two occasions), while both Wallace and Dikembe Mutumbo have won the award four..." September 18

  • 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 "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 "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 "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