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Joakim Noah refused to call it quits after suffering an unfortunate Achilles injury and now finds himself in a position to play and contribute to a championship contender in the Clippers. In speaking on Noah's contribution Coach Doc Rivers had this to say, "We need him to be a solid veteran player, we need him to be a leader as much as he can lead…and then really just to be ready when called upon…I think mentally, he's in the right space right now to be ready, so I think he will be." In responding to his teammate's contribution guard Rodney McGruder had this to say, "He's just bringing that energy every day …it's just the intensity and just the persistence that he plays with on the defensive end, how you always hear his voice. He's always yelling, he's always talking." With teammates Ivica Zubac and Montrezl Harrell not with the team, Noah's preparation looks as if it will need to be put to action for the upcoming scrimmages and "seeding" games.
Noah this past year played in 42 contests and averaged 16.5 minutes of playing time, 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 51.6 percent from the field. When you look at his production and compare it to that of Zubac, they are not that far-off from one another, which should bode well for the Clippers. You mix Noah's comparable stats with his experience and leadership on the floor, and he could be a perfect fit for what the team needs as they make their run for the championship. From a fantasy standpoint, Noah would have made a solid value-play last year, especially in his last two months, where he averaged 21.3 minutes of playing time, 10.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 0.5 steals. If he can reach that level of play while managing a consistent role in the rotation, Noah has the potential to be a rewarding option for your fantasy line-up, especially in DFS, given what you'll pay for him.
The Los Angeles Clippers are signing C Joakim Noah for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
Noah’s 10-day contract with the Clippers is set to expire June 23, but he’ll be extended for the rest of the season set to begin July 30 at Walt Disney World. The 12-year vet last played for the Grizzlies in 2018. He averaged 7.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 16 minutes per game off the bench. He’ll provide some more toughness and depth to a Clippers front court that is already very deep. The Clips are a favorite to make a run at a title when the season resumes play at the end of next month.
C Joakim Noah is happy with the Clippers "regardless" of what his role is. "I'm as ready as can be," said Noah.
“The way I look at it is I know that I’m in an environment right now with a winning culture and a team that’s really trying to win a championship and there’s not much more I could ask for,” Noah said. “Regardless of what my role is, I’m grateful. I know I’m as ready as I can be." Noah signed with the Clippers in March. He will provide depth at the center position behind Montrezl Harrell and Ivica Zubac. The 35-year-old averaged 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 42 games for the Grizzlies in 2019.
NBA veteran Joakim Noah signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.
Noah, 35, was last seen in the NBA during the 2018-2019 season while with the Memphis Grizzlies. Noah fills the final roster spot for the Clippers who added even more size and depth to their second unit. Noah will not be of interest for fantasy owners but he is known to provide a lot of energy and tenacity on the defensive end for any team he suits up for. He offers more value in real-life as the Clippers look to improve their late season seeding in the Western conference.
Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter is reporting that the Los Angeles Clippers are going to sign free agent center Joakim Noah.
The signing of Joakim Noah is going to start off as a 10-day contract. The Clippers are going to kick the tires, to see if Noah has any tread left in his game. He’s been out of the NBA all season, so it will be interesting to see how the Clippers will implement him into the line-up. Leave him on the waiver wire for now.