Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah (PF,C)

Memphis Grizzlies

Joakim Noah played well on Friday against the Pelicans scoring 13 points in just 17 minutes while grabbing five rebounds. He also added three assists and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Noah is shaping up as a decent backup for Gasol in Memphis but if Gasol missed anytime, JaMychal Green and Jaren Jackson would benefit more than Noah.


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Joakim Noah finished with four points, four rebounds and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: In his first game for the Grizzlies, Noah was on the court for 13 minutes. This came to a surprise to some, but reinforces the fact that the Grizzlies are trying to get Marc Gasol some rest. Noah will be a role-player for the Grizzlies going forward. It is hard to see the backup center playing enough minutes to justify fantasy ownership. For now, leave him on the waivers and look elsewhere.


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Joakim Noah and the Memphis Grizzlies officially agree to terms on Friday. Noah will backup Marc Gasol and compete for minutes with Ivan Rabb and JaMychal Green. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Noah is far from the fantasy radar but this means the Grizzlies are all in this season with both Mike Conley and Marc Gasol healthy and the emergence of Jaren Jackson.


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The Memphis Grizzlies and Joakim Noah will agree to terms sometime next week when the two parties meet to reach an agreement. Noah will slide in behind Marc Gasol and provide depth. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Noah is not on the fantasy radar even if he signs in Memphis. We will have to wait-and-see if Noah still has anything left in the tank for the surprising Grizzlies squad.


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The Knicks are expected to waive veteran C Joakim Noah on Saturday. Noah has been out of the rotation and was one of the worst free agency signings of the past few seasons. The Knicks were unable to find a trade partner and will not buy out his contract. Noah will have a tough time finding a new home as it appears Minnesota isn't interested. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Noah has been off the fantasy radar for some time now and with the Knicks drafting Kevin Knox, he is the main beneficiary in fantasy with Kristaps Porzingis out of the lineup. Knox should be owned in all leagues.


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Joakim Noah and the Knicks are nearing an agreement on his waive and stretch, according to Shams Charania. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Charania adds that Noah will not report to training camp as they work out this deal. He also reports that many teams have been monitoring his upcoming free agency and that Noah has worked diligently this offseason. Enes Kanter will be the team's center with rookie Mitchell Robinson likely to be the backup.


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Shams Charania reports that Joakim Noah and the Knicks are expected to part ways before training camp. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He also reports that the Knicks have "continued to work on trade calls, although waiving and stretching Noah's contract looms as a route." The Knicks are unlikely to find a trade partner to take on his contract so the most likely scenario will be to waive and stretch Noah.


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The Knicks are currently exploring options to find a way to trade, release, or buyout Joakim Noah before the trade deadline. The team could also use the stretch provision while releasing him but the final two years of his deal would be paid out over the next few years. He has zero trade value so a draft pick will be included in any potential deal. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Another one of Phil Jackson's massive free agent signing busts from a short time ago, Noah has been useless in fantasy also this season. It's possible the Knicks move Noah and either Willy Hernangomez or Kyle O'Quinn. Either way, Enes Kanter is the only center to own in NYC.


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Joakim Noah will remain on the inactive list moving forward, according to coach Jeff Hornacek. Noah returned from his suspension to find no minutes left with Enes Kanter now starting at C and Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez ahead of him on the depth chart. Noah's contract is "Tyson Chandler" esq and unable to move so a buyout makes sense for both teams. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Noah should be left on the waiver wire for the foreseeable future. Enes Kanter has been a pleasant surprise on the offensive end while bringing toughness to the young Knicks squad. Kanter is averaging 14 points and 10.5 rebounds per game making him a must-start.


Joakim Noah is set to return from his 20-game suspension next week. In 46 games last year, he scored five points per game and added 8.8 rebounds while averaging 22 minutes per game. (Source: Ian Begley of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: There's still uncertainty about how he'll factor into the rotation when he returns. Either way, the corresponding move to Noah's return will likely be a trade of Mindaugas Kuzminskas, as reported by Ian Begley. Kuzminskas hasn't been active for a single game yet this season, but Noah will impact playing time for the other bigs on the roster. Enes Kanter's 25.5 minutes seem relatively safe. Kyle O'Quinn, on the other hand, has appeared in every game this year. He is averaging 16-plus minutes and could see a drop in minutes when Noah is back.


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Noah has been medically cleared to play after having surgery in late April to repair a rotator cuff injury in his right shoulder.

Fantasy Impact: Noah will once again be a very high injury risk who has slight value in the deepest of leagues.


Joakim Noah needs another surgery to repair his torn left rotator cuff and is expected to miss 4-to-6 months. It's the same shoulder he had an operation on in January. Noah should be ready to serve his 12-game suspension to open the season. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Noah out at least the first 12 games of the season, Willy Hernangomez will likely remain the starting center next season. It remains to be seen if the team keeps Noah as they also have Kyle O'Quinn and Marshall Plumlee.


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Joakim Noah with a knee injury was able to practice Tuesday and could be cleared to begin his 20-game suspension during Wednesday's game against the Heat. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: According to Al Iannazzone of Newsday, Noah said team doctors cleared him to practice after it was initially feared that the arthroscopic knee surgery he required a month earlier would keep him out for the remainder of the season. The Knicks had likely planned to shut Noah down in order to let him focus on getting his conditioning in order for the start of training camp, but after it was revealed last weekend that the center tested positive for a prohibited substance and would be on tap for a suspension, the organization now presumably wants him to serve the games as soon as possible in the midst of a non-contending season. Noah will have to receive official clearance from NBA doctors before he's able to begin the suspension, but if he's able to start his clock with Wednesday's game, he would still be sidelined for the first 12 contests of 2017-18.


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Joakim Noah has been suspended by the NBA for 20 games for his violation of the anti-drug program. Noah tested positive for an unknown over-the-counter drug which is prohibited under the CBA. Noah will be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games next season. Willy Hernangomez will see starts down the stretch and likely open as the starting center next season. (Source: Yahoo Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Noah's first season in New York was a total disaster missing games with injuries and now being suspended for 20 games. Noah posted career-lows in scoring with just 4.3 points per game on just 38 percent shooting. Noah's status for next season remains to be seen. Even if he stays in New York, Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez will see plenty of minutes at center.


Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks will miss the rest of the 2017 NBA season and undergo arthroscopic knee surgery. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Noah wasn't having a fantasy impact before this so it's not much of a hit. On the season, the 32-year-old Noah was average 5.0 points per game with 8.7 rebounds while shooting a dismal 43% from the foul line. Noah will most likely remain on the waiver wire for the rest of his career.


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Joakim Noah with a hamstring injury has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Cavaliers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Noah reportedly tweaked his hamstring during a practice just prior to the All-Star break and continues to deal with significant discomfort despite having the last week off for recovery. His next opportunity to take the court will be Saturday against the 76ers, although at this point, there's no guarantees he'll be ready by that time. With Noah sitting out Thursday, Willy Hernangomez will draw yet another start, marking his third in a row. Kyle O'Quinn could also see a few extra minutes off the bench.


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Noah will miss his sixth straight game with a sore hamstring. Willy Hernangomez will get another start in his place.

Fantasy Impact: If necessary, Noah can be dropped from all lineups and replaced with Willy Hernangomez.


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Joakim Noah will miss Wednesday's game against the Thunder while Willy Hernangomez will start again in his place. Kyle O'Quinn and Kristaps Porzingis will also see minutes at the five. (Source: Al Iannazzone on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Noah can be dropped as Hernangomez has stolen the center spot from him. It shouldn't be a tough decision beside the fact the Knicks are paying Noah $17 million this season. Hernangomez is a solid add in all leagues.


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Joakim Noah with a hamstring injury has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Spurs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It will be the fourth consecutive game missed for Noah, who is dealing with a hamstring injury. It would not be surprising if the Knicks opted to hold the big man out until after the All-Star break in order to give him time to recover. The team opted to go small in Friday's loss to the Nuggets, starting three guards and sliding Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis to the four and five, but a matchup against a tough Spurs' frontcourt could mean more Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez on Sunday.


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Joakim Noah with a hamstring injury could miss the final three games of the Knicks' current homestand. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Noah already sat out Monday's loss to the Lakers with a strained left hamstring, the same injury that sidelined him for more contests in the preseason. The center indicated that the hamstring setback, which he suffered in the first quarter of Saturday's loss to the Cavaliers, is comparable in severity to the injury he suffered in the preseason, so it's once again expected that he'll be in line for a multi-game absence. That would likely afford some additional run for Kyle O'Quinn, who started in Noah's place Monday, and Willy Hernangomez at center. O'Quinn put up 10 points, two rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes Monday, while Hernangomez accrued eight points, 13 boards, two steals, one assist and one block in 24 minutes.


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Joakim Noah with a hamstring injury has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Lakers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Noah was forced to the sideline during Saturday's tilt against the Cavaliers due to soreness in his left hamstring, and the issue will keep him out until Wednesday's game against the Clippers at the earliest. Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn figure to see additional minutes at center during Noah's absence.


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Noah lasted only six minutes before having to leave the game with a sore hamstring and was unable to return, totaling four points, and two rebounds in a 111-104 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Fantasy Impact: Noah appeared to be picking up his game of late posting season-highs in rebounds per game at 9.7, and assists per game at 2.1 in the month of January. While it's another blow to an already ailing Knicks team, look for Kristaps Porzingis, and Willy Hernangomez to pick up the slack down low if Noah is to miss any time.


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Joakim Noah had six points, 14 rebounds, and five assists in a 142-139 quadruple-overtime loss to the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Joakim Noah on the season is averaging 5.2 points, nine rebounds, and 0.9 blocks a game. Noah is averaging 10.1 rebounds per game in January, and his minute total was a season high. While he fouled out during the third overtime, it was a throwback performance of sorts for Noah, who will look to build on this impressive effort on Tuesday versus the Wizards.


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Joakim Noah scored zero points, had 15 rebounds, and three assists in 20 minutes in a 107-105 loss to the Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Joakim Noah on the season is averaging 5.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks a game. After missing two games due to a left ankle sprain, Noah returned to action against Phoenix. He missed all four of his shot attempts, but brought his trademark loudmouth energy, and created a ton of second-chance opportunities with seven offensive rebounds. Noah didn't seem too limited by his ankle, so look for him to play full minutes against Indiana on Monday.


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Joakim Noah will likely miss his second game in a row with an ankle injury. Kyle O'Quinn will start again with Willy Hernangomez seeing more run. (Source: Newsday)

Fantasy Impact: Hernangomez was the better play on Wednesday but we will have to see more of that before we think about adding him or making him a daily play.


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Joakim Noah will not play on Wednesday against the Celtics due to ankle injury. Noah joins Kristaps Porzingis and Lance Thomas also out of the lineup. This leaves plenty of minutes for Kyle O'Quinn who will start. Willy Hernangomez will see more run. (Source: Brian Cobb on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: O'Quinn can be fired up as a daily low price center. He has a solid chance for a double-double in this game. Carmelo Anthony gets a boost and more boards.


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Joakim Noah scored 12 points, had 15 rebounds, and one block in 27 minutes in a 104-89 win over the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Noah on the season is averaging 5.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks a game. Noah powered through the Bulls frontcourt. He swallowed them up on the glass with a season-high nine offensive rebounds and earned a ton of quick putbacks that way. Although Noah was dealing with a shoulder issue coming into the game, he looked to have the same manic edge he always has. However, Noah only plays 22.7 minutes a game, not nearly enough court time to have consistent DFS value for a non-scorer.


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Joakim Noah scored four points, had six rebounds, and three assists in a 123-109 loss to the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Joakim Noah on the season is averaging 5.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks a game. Noah has been far from dependable this season as the Knicks' starting center and has frequently ceded significant minutes to reserves Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez, but the veteran big man has been at his best over the last four games making Noah worth a look in fantasy leagues where he may have been dropped after his production lagged earlier in the season.


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Joakim Noah grabbed a team-high 16 rebounds including seven on the offensive end during a 105-104 loss to the Bucks on Wednesday. Noah also made 4-of-7 shots for eight points. He did leave the game with a shoulder injury late in the second half.

Fantasy Impact: Noah has improved his play recently reaching double-digits in rebounds in five of his last six games. Watch Noah's status leading up to the back end of a home-and-home series with the Bucks on Friday night.


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Joakim Noah had eight points, eight rebounds, and one block in 22 minutes in a 113-111 loss to the Suns in overtime.

Fantasy Impact: Joakim Noah on the season is averaging 4.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks a game. His minutes remain restricted as the Knicks try to avoid having him aggravate his ankle any further, but Noah still found a way to chip in solid production Tuesday. Until he starts getting a full workload again though, he'll be a very risky play in any format.


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Joakim Noah was extremely inefficient Sunday night scoring two points, five rebounds, and one steal in 25 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Going 1-of-4 from the field, and missing all of his free throws, it was a forgettable return for the big man who's impact largely remains on the defensive side of the ball, Noah is averaging 3.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks per game this season.


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Joakim Noah will start on Sunday against the Kings. Kyle O'Quinn will return to the bench and backup Noah. (Source: Jonah Ballow on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Noah comes back to a favorable matchup against the Kings and will be a hail mary daily play.


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Joakim Noah will not play against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night because of a left ankle injury. Kyle O'Quinn will start in Noah's place. (Source: Knicks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Noah is not worth owning due to the low amount of minutes he has been playing anyway. O'Quinn is not very fantasy relevant either, so best to just leave both of these players out of lineups.


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Joakim Noah was super hyped to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder and his old coach, Billy Donovan. Noah had more hype than points. He finished with two points, three rebounds, four assists, and four blocks in 26 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Awful, just another absolutely awful performance for Joakim Noah. Let's remember that Noah signed a four-year deal worth $72.6 million this past off-season. Noah has historically been a very good rim protector, a leader, and a player who averaged double-digits in scoring. None of that has come to fruition since Noah signed with the Knicks. This past performance proves that Noah shouldn't be on your fantasy roster nor a watch list for your free agent pickups.


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Joakim Noah will miss his second consecutive game with an illness. Kyle O'Quinn will start in his place with Willy Hernangomez seeing additional minutes.

Fantasy Impact: O'Quinn is low priced daily dart throw.


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Joakim Noah will miss his first game of the season with an illness. Kyle O'Quinn will start in his place with Willy Hernangomez seeing additional minutes. (Source: Knicks PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hernangomez has been solid this season and will likely split time with O'Quinn. Both are hail mary daily plays. Lean towards getting Porzingis in your lineup.


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Joakim Noah scored nine points adding 10 rebounds, two assists, three blocks, and one steal versus the Celtics on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Noah was one of the better Knicks tonight. Unfortunately, he's simply not producing this season. In his previous seven games, Noah averaged 4.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.9 steals. If you need defensive stats, however, you should keep him for now.


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Joakim Noah scored just two points on 1-for-4 shooting Tuesday but did have 12 rebounds, eight assists and two blocks in a loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Noah is obviously not a scoring machine. He'll help you out in defensive categories, however, tough to own currently just due to the lack of offense and poor shooting percentages.


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Joakim Noah was held to zero points on 0-for-1 shooting from the field last night against the Cavaliers. Noah added six rebounds, three assists and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Noah isn't known for his scoring but fantasy owners we're hoping for him to attempt more than one shot. Noah will be more valuable in leagues that favor rebounds and offensive rebounds.


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Joakim Noah with a hamstring didn't play Saturday against the Nets. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Joakim Noah is day to day with the hamstring injury and should be back on the court soon.


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The Knicks are reportedly the favorites to sign free agent big man Joakim Noah. (Source: Marc Stein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Noah would become the team's starting center, and he would also reunite with former Bulls' teammate Derrick Rose, whose trade to NY opened the opportunity for Noah considering Brook Lopez was shipped to Chicago. Noah's value would increase in a starting role, compared to his reserve role in Chicago of late.


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Chicago Sun-Times Bulls insider Joe Cowley reported last week that FA C Joakim Noah's relationship with the team seemed to be unrepairable. On Wednesday, he reported that Noah is indeed done with the Bulls, according to a source. (Source: Chicago Sun-Times)

Fantasy Impact: Cowley says this: According to a Bulls player, Noah has been telling teammates the last few weeks that he was done with the organization once free agency begins, and “has no trust in the front office getting this in the right direction.’’ After nine seasons in Chicago it appears Noah is headed elsewhere and with that the Bulls will lose a ton of veteran leadership and heart. This is what happens when you fire a player-friendly head coach in Tom Thibodeau. Don't be shocked to see Noah land in Minnesota with his former coach.


Chicago Sun-Time Bulls insider Joe Cowley discussed the issues surrounding a Joakim Noah return next season. First, the 31-year-old big man was relegated to a bench role to open the season under first-year head coach Fred Hoiberg. Then he underwent his second surgery in three years. (Source: Chicago Sun-Times)

Fantasy Impact: "The Bulls will try to persuade the veteran to return, and while there is a strong love for Chicago, Noah’s pride was hurt in the entire benching drama. It will be a tough sell job to repair that bridge," Cowley said. He also pointed out that Pau Gasol is likely going elsewhere while Cristiano Felicio is a player who fits this offense entering his second season. If the Bulls were smart they'd try to patch up their relationship with Noah. He's a great locker room guy and gives you 100 percent when he is out there. Health and diminishing talent is an issue, but he won't earn nearly as much as he made this past season ($13.4 million).


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Joakim Noah separates shoulder in the first half of loss to the Mavericks. (Source: AP on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a major blow for Noah. But, one man's loss is another's gain. Look for Taj Gibson to benefit the most.


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Joakim Noah started in the absence of Pau Gasol, who rested some nagging injuries. Noah had a great night rebounding the ball. He finished with six points, eight assists and 16 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Noah does not have great fantasy value. Most nights he comes off the bench and has little offensive production. Noah is only averaging 4.4 points per game. That production is way below his career average of nine points per game. He is maintaining his career average of nine rebounds per game, but that alone only helps his fantasy value in deeper leagues. Noah is a great DFS option on nights he starts, but do not expect that to happen often.


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Joakim Noah scored zero points with nine rebounds, four assist, and one steal in the Bulls 114-100 loss to the Wizards.

Fantasy Impact: Although the lack of points was a disappointment, Noah did get nine boards and a few assists. This game was to shake the rust off from the injury. Plug Joakim in your forward/utility spot and reap the benefits.


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Joakim Noah is expected to return for the Bulls in Monday's game against the Wizards. Noah has been sidelined for the past several weeks due to a shoulder injury. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Bulls are hot, winners of seven of their last eight games. While the team downplayed potential chemistry issues with Noah's return, it's certainly something to monitor. It might be best to see if the Bulls limit Noah as he returns and is worked back into the lineup.


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Joakim Noah will be out a minimum two weeks with a shoulder sprain. Noah will not be joining the team on the next road trip.

Fantasy Impact: Now that we have an idea of how long Noah is out, we can speculate on Taj Gibson getting more PT along with Bobby Portis. Taj becomes a good play in DFS GPP while Portis lands firmly on your watch list.


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Coach Fred Hoiberg says Joakim Noah has a shoulder sprain and will be re-evaluated tomorrow. Noah posted four points with eight boards, eight assists, and two blocks before the painful injury. (Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hoiberg also added that it is too early to know if the injury is serious.Monitor his status before deciding whether to put him your lineups or go with another choice.


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Joakim Noah scored six points with 11 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 25 minutes of play in a 147-143 four overtime loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Noah gave the stat line you are used to this season. Unfortunately, you had to be disappointed he only saw seven seconds of play after regulation ended. Noah only had utility appeal and can be ignored in cash DFS lineups.


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Joakim Noah scored three points with six rebounds, five assists, and one block Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Joakim was inserted into the game in the later stages to secure the win.If you don't need baskets, Noah presents a nice floor for rebounds, assists, and blocks.


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Joakim Noah had 15 rebounds and eight assists in 22 minutes Monday. No player in NBAHistory posted those rebound/assist totals in less than 25 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: He also chipped in five points, one steal and two blocks on his record setting day. It seems like he's heating up...get him in your lineups.


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Joakim Noah scores 10 points, grabs nine rebounds, two assists, and four blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Joakim seemed to play inspired in tonight's match up. Joakim has some utility/extra forward appeal in lineups.


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Joakim Noah saw 20 minutes on Thursday. He was not able to help with much of his own scoring, but he grabbed six offensive rebounds and seven defensive rebounds for a total of 13. He also had two assists, a steal and two blocked shots. Noah finished with only two points and three turnovers though.

Fantasy Impact: Noah is a tough fantasy option to gauge. He has value if you need more rebounds and blocks. He has struggled to score though and will not help much in that category. Noah can be an asset in deeper leagues, but in smaller leagues he is really only a fill-in or flyer type option. On nights he hits double-digit scoring he can make a great DFS option as well.


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Joakim Noah had a good game on Monday. He was one field goal away from a double-double. He was 4-6 from the floor. Noah finished with eight points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Fantasy Impact: Joakim Noah looked good off the bench on Monday night. He resembled his old self. If he had games like this more often he should be owned in all leagues. Unfortunately, Noah disappears too often from the stat sheet. If you need rebounds, Noah can be an option in 14 and 16-team leagues. He makes an occasional DFS option too.


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Joakim Noah did not score a single point in the Bulls victory over the Suns on Wednesday. However, he did grab 11 rebounds and handed out two assists.

Fantasy Impact: Noah is no longer a must play option in fantasy. If you have a strong offensive lineup and need a guy who will only help in rebounds and blocks, Noah can help you out. This is going to be a typical stat line for Noah the rest of the season. Play him with caution if you must.


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Joakim Noah was listed as the starter for the first time this season. He was going to replace Nikola Mirotic on Monday night, but at the last minute was not available to play due to a sore knee. Mirotic stepped back into the starting lineup and lead the team in scoring and rebounding.

Fantasy Impact: Joakim Noah should only be owned in deeper leagues. He has not done well and is on the downside of his career. He will most likely continue to see decent minutes and can help in certain categories, but only in 14-team or larger leagues.


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Joakim Noah has been inserted back into the starting lineup for the Bulls Monday. He replaces Nikola Mirotic at power forward alongside Pau Gasol at center. (Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Somewhat surprising for coach Fred Hoiberg to change his starting lineup after only seven games, but after a blowout loss to Charlotte and an overtime defeat at the hands of Minnesota Hoiberg felt the need to shake things up. Noah has averaged less than 21 minutes per game with 2.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.


Chicago Bulls C Joakim Noah scored his first two points of the season on Friday night after failing to record a single point in the team's first two games of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Noah also had three rebounds, two assists and a block in 17 minutes on the court. He made 1-of-1 from the floor, but missed both of his FT attempts. Coming off the bench has been an adjustment for Noah, who is clearly focusing on his defense right now under Fred Hoiberg. His offense will pick up soon.


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Chicago Bulls C Joakim Noah returned to action on Wednesday in Brooklyn after missing most of the fourth quarter of Tuesday's season opener with a knee contusion. Noah had zero points on 0-of-3 shooting from the field and 0-of-2 from the FT line in 18 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: He also had six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in his new bench role. Behind Nikola Mirotic, Noah's fantasy value is very limited. He isn't going to score much, but his defensive skills and high-intensity go along way for the Bulls. His counterpart PF Taj Gibson had three points in 18 minutes as well.


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Chicago Bulls C Joakim Noah came off the bench with Nikola Mirotic taking his spot in the starting lineup in Tuesday night's season-opening win over Cleveland. Noah played 17 minutes before exiting in the fourth quarter with a right knee contusion. He did not return.

Fantasy Impact: He had nine rebounds, four assists and a steal and didn't attempt a single shot. Noah was 0-of-2 from the FT line. He provided plenty of his intensity and defensive hustle in a bench role. Expect him to be day-to-day. Noah could be a starter soon as he's simply too good to be coming off the bench.


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Chicago Bulls C Joakim Noah added 12 points and 13 rebounds in Monday's preseason loss to the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: For Noah, this was his first preseason game with 10 or more points and 30 minutes or more. Noah also had seven assists and two steals as he shot 2-of-8 from the field and 8-of-15 from the FT line. Prior to Monday, Noah had just 11 points in three preseason games. Much like Taj Gibson, Noah is being eased back into things and he looks healthy right now.


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In Saturday night's 114-105 win by the Bulls in Winnipeg over the Timberwolves, C Joakim Noah did not play.

Fantasy Impact: The Bulls will rest their stars often in the preseason including Noah, Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson and even Jimmy Butler at times. For what it's worth, the crowd in Winnipeg started a Noah chant with under one minute left in the fourth quarter. He's an international sensation.


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In 20 minutes of play, Chicago Bulls C Joakim Noah had one point, eight rebounds, an assist and a steal in Tuesday night's preseason opener against Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: Noah said recently in an interview with ESPN Chicago that "I just feel bouncier, just lighter on my feet." We'll see how big of a role new coach Fred Hoiberg gives Noah with Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol both expected to play big minutes. Noah should play plenty as he is back healthy again and is a true leader on defense.


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Noah only attempted two shots, making one. He scored four points along with 11 rebounds, two assists and a block in 35 minutes in Thursday's Game 6 loss to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: He averaged only 5.9 PPG shooting 40 percent from the field in these playoffs. Noah only averaged 7.2 PPG this season, shooting just under 45 percent. He has averaged 9.6 PPG with a 49 percent shooting mark in his career. Expect Noah to be back healthy and better offensively in 2015-16.


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Noah was struggling mightily on the offensive end, hitting just 4-12 from the field, but he hustled all night as he finished with eight points, 15 boards, two steals and a block in 37 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to be solid on the defensive end, but his offense is not good lately and the Bulls might be better off not feeding him down low. His struggles may keep continuing even when Pau Gasol returns.


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Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Chuck Garfien was informed after the Bulls' Game 2 loss in Cleveland that starting center Joakim Noah was spit on by a Cavs fan as he was leaving the court. Noah told a Cleveland security guard. (Source: Chuck Garfien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Noah is of course despised in Cleveland for his open comments about his dislike of LeBron James. But for fans at Quicken Loans Arena to actually spit on Noah that is ridiculous and shows how unclassy they really are. Noah finished with four points, seven rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes on 2-4 shooting.


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Noah recorded 10 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and a steal in Monday's Game 5 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: He was on the floor for 32 minutes as he shot 5-9 from the field in his most impressive game of the series. However, he missed a couple of easy layups down the stretch which really hurt the Bulls in a six-point loss.


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Noah has looked like a difference maker in these playoffs thus far. He added a game-high 19 rebounds in Monday night's win over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: He finished with six points, five assists and a block as he shot 3-9 in 32 minutes on the floor. Noah is being asked to be a floor general at times distributing the ball and use his size under the rim defensively. He has been a huge asset in this series.


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Noah finished with only six points, but was active all night long adding 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in the game one win over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: He made 3-5 shots in 35 minutes on the floor, but got into foul trouble early in the fourth quarter. He had five fouls with just over eight minutes left in the game. Coach Thibodeau clearly trusts Noah down the stretch as he kept him in even with the five fouls.


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K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported Noah will play against the Raptors. (Source: K. C. Johnson Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Go ahead and start Noah against the Raptors, he might play some reduced minutes, but unless you have a starting limit, you should have him in your lineup


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Noah added six points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in Saturday night's loss to Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: This is the second straight solid performance from Noah, who had eight points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists in Friday night's win over Toronto. With these type of games, Noah has plenty of fantasy value.


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Noah scored 15 points along with seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in Sunday's loss to the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: It was Noah's first double-digit performance since March 3 and highest point total since Feb. 8. He will have up-and-down games with Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol the focus offensively up front. But he shot an efficient 6-7 from the field in 31 minutes and is still a nice option to own.


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After missing last Wednesday's game against the Suns, Noah got the start on Friday night in Charlotte. He scored just one point in 24 minutes on the floor along with six rebounds and six assists.

Fantasy Impact: He shot 0-3 from the field. Nikola Mirotic played 35 minutes as Noah came off the floor for long spurts. Mirotic scored 15 points and has been the hot hand offensively as of late. Noah hasn't been at 100 percent and his lack of an offensive attack is concerning.


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Noah scored just three points on 1-4 shooting in Monday night's loss.

Fantasy Impact: He did however record eight rebounds, six assists and a steal in 31 minutes, but his offensive game is quiet with Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic taking over. Reserve center Nazr Mohammed played just eight minutes and had two points. So Noah is likely to be a defensive star and rebound/assist man down the stretch.


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Joakim Noah has rough afternoon

Sun, Mar 8th 5:15pm EDT
By Jake Perper

Despite hauling 11 rebounds and dishing out nine assists, Noah recorded just four points along with a team-high five turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: The Bulls as a team had 20 turnovers as they shot over 50 percent from the field. Noah made 2-3 of his attempts in 29 minutes on Sunday. He will fill up a box score, but his point totals haven't been very high as of late.


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Joakim Noah recorded his 5,000 career rebound. His total is sixth most in Bulls history. He added four points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and a steal in Thursday night's the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: He played 31 minutes and was more of a passing threat than an offensive threat with Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol each adding 20 points or more. Noah will keep recording high assist and rebound numbers, but his point total is hard to predict. He is a solid center to own for your bench.


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Noah scored 14 points and recorded 12 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals in Tuesday night's win over the Wizards.

Fantasy Impact: The double-double was his 14th of the season and third straight. He played 33 minutes, making 4-5 shots from the floor and 6-10 from the FT line. He continues to run the offense efficiently and his fantasy stock is on the rise with his added production.


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Noah added 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in Sunday's loss against the Clippers. The double-double was his 13th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: It marked his second consecutive double-double and Noah looked solid running the offense as Pau Gasol was quiet with just four points on the night. Noah will continue to be a big part of the offense until Derrick Rose returns.


Noah scored eight points and added 16 rebounds and two assists in Monday night's win.

Fantasy Impact: It marked the fourth consecutive game that Noah was able to grab more than 10 rebounds. He has been quiet on the offensive end, but in leagues that reward rebounds Noah has value. He is simply not a fantasy starter like he was last year. The presence of Pau Gasol has taken offensive looks away from him.


Noah scored 10 points and added 14 rebounds and six assists in Friday night's loss to Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: It was his third consecutive double-double and 12th of the season. Noah shot 4-8 in over 32 minutes on the floor. He is starting to be more consistent as of late.


Noah scored 10 points, added 15 rebounds and seven assists in Thursday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Noah played 31 minutes, making 2-6 of his shots. He is starting to turn things around. So keep starting him in most leagues.


Noah had 18 points and nine assists on Sunday night against Orlando.

Fantasy Impact: Over his previous three games, he scored just 12 points on four shots made from the field. He made 7-10 in 37 minutes. He also had two assists and two steals.


Noah scored two points in Saturday night's win over New Orleans. He was 1-2 shooting in 25 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: He isn't asked to be a big part of the offense scoring wise with just 12 points over the last three games. But he has recorded 36 rebounds in that span, including seven on Saturday night. He isn't a top flight center with Pau Gasol stealing the spotlight, but Noah is well worth a rotational starter spot.


Noah finished with 19 rebounds, but missed all eight of his shot attempts, adding one point in Wednesday night's loss to the Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: He played 32 minutes, while also adding three assists. Noah will have bad nights when the rest of the team struggles. He isn't a must start, but keep him in your rotation of your starters.


Noah added nine points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal in Friday night's loss to Phoenix.

Fantasy Impact: He has found his form and is the all-around player that we are used to seeing. Next to Pau Gasol, the Bulls have stellar bigs. He hasn't been a fantasy star, but appears to be on the rise.


Noah racked up nine points, a team-high 17 rebounds and a team-high nine assists along with a block in Thursday night's loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: He is clearly over his knee and ankle issues that held him back for most of the season. Alongside Pau Gasol, Noah can focus on defense and making sharp passes, while Gasol is the No. 1 big scoring option. Keep Noah in your lineups until further notice.


Noah added a double-double with a season-high 18 points along with 15 rebounds in Tuesday night's road win in Golden State. He certainly took advantage of the absence of center Andrew Bogut as the Warriors went to a small lineup. He also had six assists and two steals in 40 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: It was his first double-double since Dec. 30 in a home loss to Brooklyn. Noah is finally over his knee and ankle issues. For the owners that waited for his emergence stick with him. His arrow is pointing up.


Joakim Noah said on Tuesday that both his knee and ankle are feeling good, and he is feeling the best he has felt physically all season. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Joakim Noah has been a disappointment this season for fantasy owners. If he is finally healthy and can stay on the court, we may see the Noah that was a fantasy stud last year. This may be a good time for a buy low with frustrated Noah owners.


Joakim Noah will sit against the Cavaliers on Monday with a sprained right ankle.

Fantasy Impact: Taj Gibson got the start in the Bulls last game and should play starters minutes. Taj will be standard league relevant, but also expect Nikola Mirotic's playing time to increase as well.


Noah played only 13 minutes, adding two points, three rebounds, two assists and a block in Wednesday night's loss before leaving after the first quarter.

Fantasy Impact: He suffered a sprained right ankle and likely won't be ready for Friday night's matchup with Boston. Stay tuned for more updates on his status moving forward.


Joakim Noah grabbed 10 rebounds along with six blocks, two steals, and eight points in the Bulls 114-105 win over the Rockets

Fantasy Impact: Scoring has been hard to come by in this loaded Bull's frontcourt, but Noah has never been a pure scorer. Noah is still able to provide solid defensive stats across the board, though not at the levels he averaged last year, when he was the defacto leader of the team.


Bulls' PF Joakim Noah was held out of practice for the second consecutive day on Tuesday and has been ruled out for Wednesday's bout against the Nets. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Noah had his right ankle rolled in two of the last three games, but was able to play through all of them. Despite that, coach Tom Thibodeau decided to rest their star big man in hopes of preserving Noah and making sure his ankle 100 percent before rolling him out there. Wise move for the team, but make sure you have a plan in place for Noah. Taj Gibson will draw the start.


Noah (ankle) did not participate in Saturday's morning shootaround and is considered questionable for tonight's game with Golden State. (Source: ESPN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: Although Noah said his ankle felt better this morning, his absence from the shootaround is not a good sign for his availability. He will get treatment before the game and try to stick it out, but the Bulls might decide to play it safe. Also, Taj Gibson (ankle) is nearing his return after practicing in full on Saturday. Gibson would be worth starting if Noah is indeed out.


Noah added 15 points, 14 rebounds and a season-high 6 blocks in a 109-102 win in Boston.

Fantasy Impact: He looked good returning from an eye injury in Denver. Keep Noah locked into your starting lineup at center the guy is getting back into shape despite shooting 4-12 from the field.


Noah was aggressive on both sides of the ball, adding 11 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists in 36 minutes on the floor in Monday's win over the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Noah was 5-8 on the night and looked as healthy as we've seen him all season long. With Pau Gasol out, Noah took charge down low and the Bulls have to love that out of their All-Star center. Keep starting Noah as he continues to get better each game.


Noah was matched up with Roy Hibbert all night long, so that played into his low numbers. He had just seven points, six assists and four rebounds in over 31 minutes on the floor.

Fantasy Impact: He attempted only four field goals on the night, making three, but overall it was a let down for Noah. He needs to be more aggressive especially in games where the Bulls are struggling to make shots. Look for him to bounce back. He's still a No. 1 center in all fantasy leagues.


Noah appears to be over his illness as he played 32 minutes, scoring 13 points, adding 14 rebounds and 6 assists as well on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Noah has been returning to form from off-season knee surgery and the illness he caught this past week has slowed him down. But he looks to be back 100%. Load him into your starting lineups if you haven't already.


Noah took part in Friday's early morning shootaround and is expected to start. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: He's missed the past 2 games due to an illness, but looks likely to draw the start against Philly on Friday night. If he starts he is a must play despite his low offensive output this season of 6.3 ppg. He is averaging 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.7 blocks per game too. Taj Gibson moves back to the bench but should still see plenty of time on the court.


Noah has missed the past 2 games with an illness and is likely to be held out on Friday night against the winless 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: Taj Gibson would start next to Pau Gasol for the 3rd straight game and that would bode well for the Bulls offensively, but not for Noah owners. Stay tuned for more updates because Noah is still a game-time decision so you never know.


Noah added only 3 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in 20 minutes in Wednesday night's season opening road win over New York.

Fantasy Impact: Noah is still working his way back from a knee injury. He wasn't a big part of the offensive gameplan taking just 4 shots in total. He will struggle to add consistent points right now with Pau Gasol and Taj Gibson and even rookie Nikola Mirotic down low. Noah will continue to work his way back. Just give him time.


Noah had his best outing this preseason with 7 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists in Thursday night's win over Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: He had an impressive +11 rating. In time Noah will put up more points, but as he heals from his knee issues he'll become more well-rounded. His ADP of 19 may seem too high, but he finds a way to fill a stat sheet with rebounds, assists and occasionally big point totals.


Noah played an extensive amount of time against Denver on Monday night, but didn't do much. He added just 5 points on 1 of 3 shooting and 6 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: It looks like it could take Noah sometime to get back into playing shape, but either way he is a tremendous option at center this season with the return of Derrick Rose and addition of Pau Gasol. He is still worth the selection at No. 18 overall.