Joakim Noah, Wolves Have Mutual Interest?

The Wolves, and particularly new coach Tom Thibodeau, have targeted Joakim Noah, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, Mitch Lawrence of The Sporting News reports. Noah has interest in Minnesota and in rejoining his former coach, according to Lawrence.

Noah would be a good fit for the Wolves because he would add a veteran presence and fill a leadership role on a young team, Lawrence writes. There have been reports that Noah is ready to leave the Bulls when he becomes a free agent this summer, but recent talks between the big man and the team have resulted in a “positive dialogue” about a new contract. Noah, 31, has spent all of his nine NBA seasons in Chicago.

Noah didn’t always see eye to eye with first-year head coach Fred Hoiberg, who removed Noah from the starting lineup early in the season. The big man thrived under Thibodeau, however. 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.

Leave a Reply

8 Comments on "Joakim Noah, Wolves Have Mutual Interest?"

Notify of
avatar

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
SilvioDante
Member
SilvioDante
3 months 24 days ago
Mitch Lawrence is a moron who has zero credibility. He’s never broken a story on his own. His whole career is based on conjecture and feeding off other journalists work. In this case Lawrence is piecing together a report earlier this week from Chicago Sun-Times Bulls beat reporter, Joe Cowley, who, in all honesty, can’t stand anyone in Chicago’s front office. Cowley loves to pick fights with everyone in upper management. He did so as a beat writer covering the Chicago White Sox for years, and the last few covering the Bulls. Cowley’s act is to stir up controversy when… Read more »
ChiSoxCity
Member
ChiSoxCity
3 months 24 days ago

What is with these Bulls player apologist? It’s obvious Noah had a problem with Hoiberg and Forman. Leave the hero-worship to the kids.

Connorsoxfan
Member
Connorsoxfan
3 months 24 days ago

Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning…

ultimategamerboss37
Member
ultimategamerboss37
3 months 17 days ago

We have the salary cap to pay joakim Noah 18 x 4 give Andrew Wiggins a new contract and give any other expiring contracts for the twolves a new contract

robertj53086
Member
robertj53086
3 months 24 days ago

Hey Will, Noah would be a good fit*. Forgot the word fit.

TJECK109
Member
TJECK109
3 months 24 days ago

Fill a leadership role? Isn’t that why they keep bringing back Garnett?

ultimategamerboss37
Member
ultimategamerboss37
3 months 17 days ago

Because they are to scared to say Kevin Garnett retire already

ultimategamerboss37
Member
ultimategamerboss37
3 months 20 days ago

He will come to Minnesota if Kevin Garnett ever hangs up his career. He will put the twolves in the right direction and help win a championship

wpDiscuz

Get the hottest NBA news and rumors before anyone else! Follow us on Twitter to stay updated: