Joakim Noah - updates

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Clippers agree to terms with Noah for NBA playoff push

Mar 08, 2020 - 11:38 AM

Joakim Noah is set to sign a 10-day contract as he works out to recover from his Achilles tendon surgery

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 13: Joakim Noah #55 of the Memphis Grizzlies dunks against Vince Carter #15 and Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks in the first half at State Farm Arena on March 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Joakim Noah gets another shot at NBA with Clippers

Mar 07, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Four months after surgery, former All-Star center Joakim Noah signs a 10-day contract with the Clippers but still hopes to stay with the club

BACK IN ACTION. Joakim Noah looks to help the Clippers’ playoff push. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Injury-hit Lakers to look at Howard, Noah

Aug 21, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Veteran big men Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard get workout invites as the Lakers brace for the absence of DeMarcus Cousins

VETERAN PRESENCE. The Lakers check out if the seasoned duo of Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard can fit in. Photos by AFP

Grizzlies sign veteran forward Joakim Noah

Dec 05, 2018 - 10:46 AM

After a tumultuous stint with the New York Knicks, Joakim Noah feels ‘blessed’ that the Memphis Grizzlies gave him a chance

GRATEFUL. After a tumultuous stint with the Knicks, Joakim Noah feels ‘blessed’ that the Grizzlies gave him a chance. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks waive Noah to make French center's departure official

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year hasn't been with the New York Knicks since engaging in a heated exchange with ex-coach Jeff Hornaceck

OUT. Joakim Noah (left) will become an unrestricted free agent. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Joakim Noah faces shoulder surgery, could miss 6 months

Apr 13, 2017 - 2:09 AM

The Knicks big man already serving a drug suspension may miss even more basketball as he faces the possibility of surgery

TOUGH CHOICE. Joakim Noah (L) hasn't played since knee surgery in February. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

After drug ban, Joakim Noah sorry for 'mistake' that 'backfired'

Mar 29, 2017 - 12:21 PM

The Knicks big man comes forward to explain himself following a positive test for an illicit substance that resulted in a 20 game suspension

DISAPPOINTING TURN.. Joakim Noah, who came over from the Chicago Bulls in the off-season, has been suspended for 20 games for testing positive for a banned substance.. File photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

New York's Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for doping violation

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED Noah s ban will begin with the first NBA regular season or playoff game for which he is eligible and physically able to play

DOPING. This file photo taken on April 20, 2013 shows Joakim Noah still playing for the Chicago Bulls. Now the New York Knicks center, he has been suspended 20 games without pay by the NBA on March 25, 2017, after failing a doping test. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Knicks' Noah undergoes knee surgery, out for 3-4 weeks

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:05 PM

A brief statement from the Knicks said Noah 32 had undergone a procedure to remove a loose body from his left knee

OUT. Joakim Noah (L) of the New York Knicks will be out for 3 to 4 weeks after undergoing knee surgery. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Porzingis sparks Knicks over Bulls in Rose and Noah's return

Nov 05, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Noah and Rose also step up as the Knicks get their second win of the season

Joakim Noah makes his mark in Knicks home opener

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:33 PM

The Madison Square Garden crowd chants Noah s name several times as the Knicks beat the Memphis Grizzlies

BIG APPLE SPLASH. Joakim Noah, who came over from the Chicago Bulls in the off-season, delivered 6 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Pacifist Joakim Noah skips military dinner

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:26 PM

Joakim Noah skips a New York Knicks training camp dinner held with US Army cadets saying it was hard for me to understand why we have to go to war

SKIPPING DINNER. Joakim Noah skips a New York Knicks military dinner saying it was hard for him to understand 'why kids have to kill kids around the world.' Bryan R. Smith / AFP

NBA free agency 2016: winners and losers (so far)

Jul 04, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Free agency has already seen its share of eye brow raising moves Take a look back at some of the best and worst moves so far

RE-SIGNED. Jordan Clarkson was one of the bright spots for the Lakers' difficult last season. His re-signing has also been a bright spot during a head-scratching free agency period so far. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Joakim Noah eyed by the Knicks as Thunder consider signing Horford

Jul 01, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Joakim Noah is reportedly being looked at by the New York Knicks while the Thunder hope to entice Kevin Durant to stay by getting Al Horford

RUNNING OF THE BULL. Joakim Noah is being sought by the New York Knicks. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Bulls' Noah to miss up to 6 months with shoulder surgery

Jan 17, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Joakim Noah an unrestricted free agent after this season may have played his final game for the Bulls

INJURED. Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls, seen sustaining an injury in December, is back on the injured list. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Spike Lee, NBA stars Curry, CP3, Anthony team-up to fight gun violence

Dec 24, 2015 - 2:43 PM

Film director Spike Lee has joined the NBA in an initiative to fight gun violence in America hoping that star power can succeed where politics has so far failed

AGAINST VIOLENCE. Steph Curry says a recent shooting involving a 3-year-old made him think of his own daughter Riley. File photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Director Spike Lee teams with NBA stars to fight gun violence

Dec 24, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Lee will direct End Gun Violence ads featuring basketball superstars

END GUN VIOLENCE. Filmmaker Spike Lee shows a peace sign to the crowd after leading a march calling for an end to gun violence on December 1, 2015 in New York City. Photo by Andrew Burton / Getty Images / AFP

NBA: Noah hurt, Gasol calls out Bulls after loss to Nets

Dec 22, 2015 - 2:40 PM

The Nets a woeful 8 20 on the season snap an 8 game road losing streak while the Bulls lose their third in a row and fall to 15 11

INJURED. Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls is in pain after suffering an injury in the 3rd quarter against the Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Once again, LeBron James stands in Chicago’s way

May 04, 2015 - 10:16 AM

In today s NBA no rivalry in the East is better than Chicago vs whatever team LeBron James plays for

THE KING VS THE BULLS. Cleveland's LeBron James (L) takes a shot against Chicago's Pau Gasol (R). Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Raptors book playoff berth despite loss to Bulls

Mar 26, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Toronto falls to Chicago 116 103 but still secured a playoff berth in the NBA Eastern Conference

Chicago's Pau Gasol (16) attempts a shot over the outstretched arms of Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas (17) as Joakim Noah and Anderson Varejao look on. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Hornets sting injury-hit Bulls

Feb 26, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Chicago falls to Charlotte in their first game since losing star Derrick Rose to another knee injury

Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist goes up for a layup against Chicago's Joakim Noah. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Pierce, Noah, Nene suspended for pre-season altercation

Oct 09, 2014 - 4:41 PM

Suspensions were handed out by the NBA following an incident involving Chicago s Joakim Noah and Washington s Paul Pierce

IT ISN'T EVEN THE REGULAR SEASON YET. Paul Pierce (L) shown last season during his time with the Brooklyn Nets, was involved in an altercation with Joakim Noah (R). File photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

Holding Court - Are the Bulls the new East favorites?

Jul 30, 2014 - 12:25 PM

With a healthy Derrick Rose returning and a front court that may be the deepest in the league the Chicago Bulls may be the team to beat in the new look East

BULL MARKET. Derrick Rose, the 2011 NBA MVP, will be returning from several seasons plagued by injuries to a team with a front court that has been reinforced under head coach Tom Thibodeau. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

James, Durant, Noah, Paul, Harden on All-NBA Team

Jun 05, 2014 - 4:46 AM

NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant Chris Paul and Miami Heat superstar LeBron James return to the All NBA First Team while James Harden and Joakim Noah make their first appearance

BEST OF THE BEST. Kevin Durant (L) and LeBron James (R) make yet another appearance in the All-NBA team. Photos from Wikipedia

Noah, Ibaka named to NBA All-Defensive Team

Jun 03, 2014 - 7:58 AM

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah and Oklahoma City shot blocker Serge Ibaka were among five players named Monday to the 2013 14 NBA All Defensive First Team

BULL DOZER. Joakim Noah blocks a shot from Lance Stephenson of Indiana. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

NBA: Chicago's Noah undergoes knee surgery

May 03, 2014 - 1:01 PM

Reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery on Friday

BULL DOWN. Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will spend the next few months rehabbing from knee surgery. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Beal scores 26 as Wizards go up 2-0 over Bulls

Apr 23, 2014 - 2:43 PM

The Wizards are off to their best playoff start in 32 years after going up 2 0 against Chicago

MAGIC TIME. Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal puts a shot up with Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer’s hand in his face. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Chicago's Noah named NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Apr 22, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Joakim Noah averaged 11 3 rebounds 1 5 blocks and 1 2 steals a game to become the first Chicago Bull to win the Defensive Player award since Michael Jordan

BULL DOZER. Joakim Noah blocks a shot from Lance Stephenson of Indiana. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

NBA: Sixers losing streak hits 24 as Noah sparks Bulls

Mar 23, 2014 - 1:25 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers established the second longest losing streak in NBA history on Saturday losing 91 81 at Chicago to drop their 24th game in a row

STAMPEDE. Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah scored 20 points and grabbed 8 boards as the Bulls handed the 76ers their 24th straight defeat. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Holding Court: The bastardized NBA All-Star game

Feb 10, 2014 - 10:10 PM

As the NBA All Star game grows into a phenomenon columnist Bert Ramirez laments its trivialization of the center position and selection process

SHAQ’TIN A FOOL. Former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal is one center who would be affected by the current All-Star selection process. Photo by M. David Leeds/EPA

NBA: Steve Nash hurt again in Lakers' loss to Bulls

Feb 10, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Lakers point guard Steve Nash playing his third game since missing 39 games because of nerve related pain exited a 92 86 Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Chicago Bulls Sunday with pain in his left leg

SIDELINED. Lakers guard Steve Nash, shown here during a game against the Hornets last month, is headed back to the disabled list. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

WATCH: Bulls' Joakim Noah fined $15,000 for obscene outburst

Feb 05, 2014 - 8:08 AM

Chicago Bulls big man Joakim Noah was fined 15 000 by the NBA on Tuesday after an obscene outburst directed at game officials in Sacramento

RAGING BULL. Joakim Noah has been fined for using profanity against referees and gesturing with the middle finger. Photo by Rhona Wise/EPA

Making the list: Rappler's NBA East All-Star reserves

Jan 28, 2014 - 4:32 PM

Basketball writer Enzo Flojo makes his pick for the seven NBA players who deserve to get the call as an Eastern Conference All Star reserve

OVERLOOKED. Washington Wizards point guard John Wall didn't get the votes to become an All-Star starter but may end up as a reserve. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

All-heart Bulls barge into East semis

May 05, 2013 - 12:23 PM

The Chicago Bulls overcame injuries to beat the Brooklyn Nets in Game 7 of their East playoff series

BEYOND EXPECTATIONS. The injury-riddled Chicago crew has overcome the Nets. Photo from Bulls' Facebook page.