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Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah
Position: F
Born: 02/25/85
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:227 lbs. / 103 kg.
Salary: $13,400,000
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Paul Pierce: One time, he asked [Joakim] Noah if he could rub through his hair, like a female or something.…And I know that kind of made [Noah] hot. And this was when Noah was a rookie, too. I remember Noah looked up to KG. He was like, ‘Man, KG, I had your poster on my wall, I looked up to you, man.’ And then [Garnett] just said something like that, and was like ‘F— you, Noah.’ I was like, ‘Whoa.’ This kid fresh out of college, looks up to KG, just said he had his poster on the wall, and he tells him that! It crushed him. It crushed Noah.
via Bleacher Report

Taj Gibson the odd man out in Chicago?

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Trading one of Chicago’s four core frontcourt players for a wing would be the best way to unclutter the roster and open up at least the mini midlevel exception. All four guys deserve major minutes, and a team just doesn’t need four bigs who require that kind of time — especially when none of them can slide into the small-forward spot. Thibodeau tried that with Mirotic, but it’s a waste of his skill set, and he struggles at times to defend wing players — especially when teams put him in the pick-and-roll, as Cleveland did when Mirotic was guarding Iman Shumpert. Gibson is the likeliest trade candidate, though there is some intrigue around the league about Noah on an expiring contract. Executives are curious: Is Noah forever diminished, or can we rehabilitate him? But Noah is so central to Chicago’s culture that the Bulls may be reluctant to move him. He is their soul. Then again, people said that about Luol Deng, and when the Bulls found a killer trade, they didn’t hesitate.
via Grantland
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While seemingly a distant memory, the Bulls were up 2-1 in the series. They had Game 4 on their homecourt with a chance to maintain homecourt advantage. It was a chance they’d been waiting for for years, given Rose’s history with injuries. But they blew a seven-point lead entering the fourth quarter, lost any sense of offense and eventually fell on a thrilling James buzzer-beater from the corner. The series flipped on James’ make. “I guess, yeah,” said Joakim Noah, admitting that maybe the Bulls had missed their shot. “The reality is there’s no more basketball. There’s no more practices. There’s no more meetings with this group. That’s always hard and always take a little time to digest.”
via USA Today Sports