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Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  15 responses

Bulls Working on Extension for Joakim Noah

Chicago is looking extend Joakim before he becomes a restricted free agent next summer, reports ESPN: “Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah wants to sign a long-term deal with the team and hopes to have one done before the season begins in October. Noah said his agent, Donald Dell, has already started discussing the parameters of a deal with Bulls general manager Gar Forman and the 25-year-old is confident the parties can work something out in the near future. ‘Of course that’s the goal,’ he said. ‘I’m not really worried about it. I think everything’s going to happen with time and at the end of the day, I’m really excited about the upcoming season.’ When reached by telephone Sunday night, Forman reiterated that it’s the organization’s policy not to speak publicly about contract negotiations. Noah, who will make $3.1 million this season in the fourth year of his rookie deal, would become a restricted free agent next season unless the Bulls extend his contract.”

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  • jayfromdachi

    YES SIR!!! lets keep noah in chi town as long as possible…. lets make dis work!!

  • hammer

    Noah is a player that the bulls need 2 keep. When he was a gator I couldn’t stand him! But n the short 3 seasons since being drafted by chi he has proven 2 b a cornerstone 4 the franchise. Instantly became 1 of my favorite bulls of all time when he stood up 2 lbj(LeBl*wJob)when during a to n cleveland james was dancing and prancing. Just showboating. Noah was the ONLY 1 who had the bolas (balls) 2 stand up and say something 2 him. I luved that. 1 of those players that u luv him when he is on ur team but is hated if ur the opposing team and fans. Sign him chi-town!

  • josh guelda

    ya i agree the bulls need this guy long term. he don’t back-down from nobody in the league. he eats rebounds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and plays with so much energy and passion. he loves chicago!! who doesnt…. so let’s keep him on board!

  • downtownbrownclown

    it’ll be one of the best moves chi-town would do, then ink rose for long term… you’re set for the future bulls! :P

  • flight

    @hammer I wouldn’t go as far to call noah the “connerstone 4 the franchise”,(see derrick rose) but he’s surely a solid, young player who seems to fit very well with the tean. Let’s hope he doesn’t end up with a lucrative contract since that’s what this summers seen so far.

  • SpaceJam

    We need to keep him. I just hope Jerry Reinsdorf is willing to go wayyyyy over the cap in the future. Noah is gonna want and get atleast 10 mil per year with raises and D Rose is gonna get the max next summer so he’s gonna have to go deep into his pocker.

  • SpaceJam

    Pocket

  • hammer

    @flight. I didn’t say noah was THE cornerstone. What I said was that noah was A cornerstone. Rose no doubt is the franchise

  • http://kb24.com DreXnaW21

    hope this works out for the Bulls, Noah is great for the Bulls

  • Coney Islander

    DO IT!

  • Kundai

    dont overpay him though. he’s no superstar

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    It’s a good move by both sides to ink a deal now. The question is how much is he worth and how to make sure they have enough to keep D. Rose (who will want a max/near max deal). Boozer just got a nice payday, now the other guys want one and the salary cap is likely to lower and create a luxury tax situation. This is a nice core but not enough to beat Miami or Orlando unless they sign another ‘key’ player – I just don’t know if they will have the money or inclination to do so in the next couple of years.

  • http://twitter.com/smk73 SMK

    Extensions? I thought his hair was all natural?

  • miG

    send him to the nuggets we need his help!!haha

  • http://google c_cantrell

    great player and a top 5 center in the L.. but something brings me to believe the bulls will overpay him and possible regret their decision in about 4 years.. but maybe i could be wrong.. they jus dont need to overpay him too much

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