Joakim Noah Admits He ‘Lost His Confidence’ Last Season

Knicks center Joakim Noah said he lost confidence in himself last season but is determined to bounce back in 2017-18.

Noah, 32, was a major disappointment last season for the Knicks, who signed him to a four-year, $72 million contract.

Noah appeared in only 46 games before undergoing knee surgery, and was later hit with a 20-game suspension for violating the League’s anti-drug program. From the NY Post:

On several occasions, Noah mentioned a confidence loss last season. […] He admitted he faced “high expectations” because he signed “a really big deal.”


“I went through a lot of adversity,’’ Noah said. “You go through injuries. I lost my confidence this year. It’s about bouncing back and showing who I am through these tough times. It can really show what you’re made of.”

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