Player Outlook

Coming off a monster 2013-14 season, there was nowhere for Joakim Noah to go but down last season for the Bulls. Still, it was hard to predict him falling off just this hard, as Noah dropped off in a huge way pretty much across the board. Never much of a scorer, Noah averaged just 7.2 points per game, and added only 9.6 rebounds, both of which are his lowest totals since 2008-09, his second season in the league. He did make up for his somewhat by contributing 4.7 assists per game, a very strong total for a center, though it may be tough for him to sustain that kind of production moving forward. Noah thrived as a playmaker at the elbow for Tom Thibodeau, who ran a highly structured offense that allowed for Noah to stop the ball. New coach Fred Hoiberg promises to run a more free-flowing offense that might not feature Noah prominently. Still, his skill-set is rare enough that you probably want Noah around, though ideally as a No. 2 center given his issues. If you can get him toward the middle rounds, Noah makes for a fine bounce back candidate on Draft Day.

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  • Bulls center Joakim Noah was awarded the 2014-15 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award on Thursday, the NBA announced. The award is selected by the Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA) and is given to the player, coach or athletic trainer who demonstrates a commitment to community service. Noah founded the Noah's Arc Foundation (NAF) to help support children affected by violence. The foundation recently started its "Rock Your Drop: The Drop of Consciousness" initiative, which encourages children affected by violence to use sports and art as a creative outlet. "Joakim's initiatives to slow the violence in Chicago should inspire us all to help in our communities," PBWA president Josh Robbins said. "His creative, sustained efforts stood out in perhaps the deepest pool of worthy candidates in the 41-year history of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award." Noah received the award over finalists Tobias Harris, Greg Monroe, Chris Paul and Zach Randolph. Luol Deng won the award last season.

  • In the third quarter of Friday's 99-96 Bulls win over the Cavaliers, center Joakim Noah committed a nonshooting foul on forward LeBron James, who said after the game that Noah made an offensive personal comment after the foul, ESPN reports. "I'm a father with three kids. It got very disrespectful," James said. "I'm OK with competing against Jo. I love the competitive nature, but we should leave it there. The disrespectful words that he said to me were uncalled for." A few seconds later, James finished on a dunk when Noah was unable to get into position, and the Cavaliers forward stared down Noah and was called for a technical. "The best way to retaliate is by making a play. That's the only way I know how to resolve things is by making a play to help our team," James said. "If it was the '90s or '80s, I would've been able to say what I had to say and move on. But I got the T. And I earned it." Noah responded to James's actions with some comments and was also handed a technical. He said after the game that he had "mad respect" for James and they were just two players trying to win a game.

  • Bulls center Joakim Noah was fined $25,000 by the NBA was pushing a fan at halftime during the Game 2 loss in Cleveland, reports USA Today. Coach Tom Thibodeau declined to comment on the fine or incident. The Bulls will face the Cavaliers on Friday. The Bulls are 2-point favorites for Game 3.

  • Bulls center Joakim Noah has been virtually invisible, particularly on offense, in the first two games of the second-round playoff series against Cleveland. But Tom Thibodeau has no plans to bench him, per the Chicago Sun-Times. Noah has just four points in the two games. He is 2-for-8 from the field and 0-for-4 from the foul line. He is averaging eight rebounds, but has been beaten consistently on the defensive glass by younger and more active Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson. It is hoped that Noah feeds off the energy of the home crowd and performs better Friday night when the series moves to Chicago for Game 3.

  • Bulls center Joakim Noah took four shots and missed them all as the boos rained down upon him in Game 1 of the second-round playoffs series Monday in Cleveland. Among his misses was an easy layup. But Noah, who is still struggling with his surgically repaired knee, still has the appreciation of teammate Derrick Rose. "With Jo, he's giving us what he's got," Rose told "He's been through a lot. For a big guy having those injuries, it takes a lot. Just his energy, his presence is a lot. He's a hell of a character, hell of a teammate and it kind of rubs off on people." Tom Thibodeau cited Noah's nine rebounds and two blocked shots in praising him. "I don't want to get lost in his scoring because it's never been a strong suit," he said. "It's all the other stuff he brings to the team. It's not the emotion, it's the activity. When he does that, he's very, very effective for us. It's how the team functions when he's on the floor. He doesn't have to shoot well to play well. It'll come around for him."

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Career Stats

2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 67 190 44.5 0 0 105 60.3 485 7.24 26.1
2013 80 380 47.5 0 0.0 247 73.7 1007 12.59 34.9
2012 66 303 48.1 0 0.0 178 75.1 784 11.88 31.5
2011 64 249 50.8 0 0.0 154 74.8 652 10.19 25.6
2010 48 211 52.5 0 0.0 139 73.9 561 11.69 27.1
2009 64 262 50.4 0 0.0 163 74.4 687 10.73 26
2008 80 207 55.6 0 0.0 123 67.6 537 6.71 17.9
2007 74 177 48.2 0 0.0 134 69.1 488 6.59 15
3 Year Avg 71 291 47.0 0 0.0 177 71.1 759 10.69 31.1
Career 543 1979 49.4 0 0.0 1243 71.6 5201 9.58


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