Joakim Noah to Ink Four-Year, $72 Million Deal With the Knicks

by July 01, 2016
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The Joakim Noah Era in Chicago, to no one’s surprise, is over.

Noah, 31, is finalizing a reported four-year deal with the New York Knicks worth about $72 million.

The big fella will re-unite with point guard Derrick Rose on the Knicks’ roster.

Per ESPN:

Sources said multiple teams interested in the native New Yorker had all but conceded that the Knicks were his runaway preferred destination.

 

The Knicks are eager to land a center this offseason, and Noah, a former All-Star, fits the bill. The Knicks have prioritized the position in free agency after sending Robin Lopez, last season’s starting center, to Chicago in the Derrick Rose trade. […] Rose said last week that he would like Noah, who was his teammate on the Bulls, to join him in New York.

 

Noah, 31, is coming off a 2015-16 season filled with injury. He suffered two significant shoulder injuries that limited him to 29 games last season. He missed almost a month with a left shoulder tear and had season-ending surgery to repair a left shoulder dislocation in January. He has spent a portion of his summer at The Peak Performance Project in Santa Barbara, California.

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