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Community Shootaround: Joakim Noah

Bulls big man Joakim Noah is eligible for free agency this summer, and one teammate told Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times that Noah has been saying recently that he’s done with the organization once free agency begins, with the big man also adding that he “has no trust in the front office getting this in the right direction.” Noah, who has spent all of his nine NBA seasons in Chicago, won’t officially hit the open market until July, so if the Bulls want to re-sign him, there’s time to change the player’s mind. Chicago reportedly wants to retain Noah, with an April report indicating that the team may favor keeping Noah on a short-term deal rather than making a strong effort to re-sign Pau Gasol.

Noah underwent surgery on his separated left shoulder back in January, and while he should be ready to go for the 2016/17 campaign, he hasn’t played a game since that procedure. In 2015/16, he appeared in just 29 games, averaging 4.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 21.9 minutes per contest. The center also brings with him a number of intangibles that don’t show up in the box score on a nightly basis, which increases his overall value, but age and injury concerns may hamper Noah in landing a long-term deal this summer.

This brings me to the topic for today: Where will Joakim Noah be playing next season?

Will Noah be wearing a Bulls jersey in 2016/17 or do you see him heading elsewhere? What team is the best fit for the big man and what sort of contract will he land this offseason. Take to the comments section to share your thoughts, opinions and predictions on the matter. We look forward to what you have to say.

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14 thoughts on “Community Shootaround: Joakim Noah

  1. nicksciulli22

    i think he may end up signing with the celtics. they desperately need a big man

  2. 200tang

    Although I don’t love the fit, I’m wondering if Thibs would want him in MIN if he were willing to come off the bench.

    • ErnestoFigueroa87

      Who’s the Timberwolves’ Center?Pekovic?

      • aamatho18

        some guy named Karl Amthony Towns. smh

  3. cubsfan2489

    Cowley is a clown. I never believe a word he says, and for good reason. He’s always wrong

  4. WisconsinSportsFan

    Bucks would be a perfect fit

  5. Noah should sign with the Warriors

  6. ChiSoxCity

    Noah won’t be playing in the league much longer anyway.

  7. Dana Gauruder

    I think he’d be a good fit with the Mavs.

  8. Thronson5

    I think Noah will go to the Spurs especially if Duncan retires. I think Gasol will either go Dallas, Houston or even back to the Lakers but if the Lakers sign Whiteside I could see the Hear going after Gasol also. If I was teams I’d rather have Gasol, he’s been more consistent and Noah has been more injured of late.

    • Arthur Hill

      Noah would be a good replacement for Duncan, and he might take a discount to go to San Antonio and chase a ring.

  9. I could see Noah getting overpaid and going to the infirmary.

  10. Yourdribbleizcookiez

    Hope he comes to Orlando, he’s the perfect vet for that young lockerroom

  11. Celtics seem desperate for a big. Hes a PTer though at best w injuries.

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