Noah agreed to a four-year, $72 million deal with the Knicks on Friday, the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy reports. The Knicks are certainly making moves this offseason -- to what end, it's not quite clear -- but they have now acquired Derrick Rose and Noah, Rose's teammate from his days in Chicago. If Rose and Noah were each five years younger, this could be the makings of a power in the East, but both players are likely well past their primes. Noah has averaged less than eight points per game in each of the past two seasons, partially due to injury issues, but partially due to a sub 45 percent shooting percentage in 2014-15 and a sub 39 percent shooting percentage last year. He'll get all the minutes he can handle next to Kristaps Porzingis in the Knicks' frontcourt, but the days of him being a unique multi-category threat at the center position are likely over.
Noah (shoulder) will meet with Phil Jackson and the Knicks organization once the signing period opens, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. According to reports, Noah is heavily favoring the Knicks in free agency, and although he can't officially meet with New York yet, it wouldn't be surprising to see him return to his hometown to yet again play alongside Derrick Rose. Interestingly enough, Noah signing in New York would be a center-swap for the Knicks and the Bulls, with Robin Lopez filling Noah's spot in Chicago while Noah fills Lopez's shoes in New York. In any result, the ex-Florida Gator is a big time defender and rebounder and will make an impact wherever he ends up.
Noah (shoulder) played only 29 games for the Bulls last season and averaged 4.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.0 blocks in 22 minutes per game. He shot 38.3 percent from the field and 48.9 percent from the charity stripe. Noah was relegated to the bench in the beginning of the season, then had to be shut down with a shoulder injury. He was terrible offensively, but still managed to contribute on the glass in limited minutes. Noah is a free agent this summer and while the Bulls have said they are open to bringing Noah back, that now appears unlikely with the addition of Robin Lopez.
Noah (shoulder) was confirmed to be done for the season by coach Fred Hoiberg, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. There was some hope that Noah could meet the short end of his timetable and help the Bulls in a potential playoff run, but it appears that Noah is now preparing for the 2016-17 season. This will wrap up a disappointing season for the 31-year-old, who averaged 4.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while shooting just 38.3 percent.
Noah (shoulder) underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a dislocated shoulder, the Chicago Tribune reports. Coach Fred Hoiberg called the surgery "100 percent successful," implying that Noah remains on the four-to-six-month timetable initially handed down by the team last week. Given Noah's relative ineffectiveness this season and lengthy injury history, it seems rather likely that his season is over, though there's still a chance he could return late in the year or sometime during the postseason. "Hopefully we'll get to see him here soon," Jimmy Butler said. "He's still going to be joking around even though he won't be playing with us. That's big." Noah was averaging just 4.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting 38.3 percent from the floor prior to the injury.
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