HoopsHype Joakim Noah rumors

October 20, 2014 Updates

Coach Thibodeau always looks like he’s on the verge of an aneurism. What, if anything, could you do to calm him down? Joakim Noah: He looks like that whether he’s happy or sad. But I’d have him do yoga with me. He could use that. The Daily Beast

You’ve hinted that the school’s brass only thinks they have the net from one of your titles: Did you seriously pull a switcharoo on them? Joakim Noah: I honestly don’t remember how I ended up with it, but it’s the real net. I don’t know where the ones they displayed came from, but I have the actual one. The worst part is, I just moved and now I can’t find it! Maybe we shouldn’t print that. The Daily Beast

October 8, 2014 Updates

Additionally, Noah has been fined $15,000 for initiating an altercation with Pierce by pushing him in the chest and Pierce has been fined $15,000 for hitting Noah in the forehead with his left index finger, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 8:57 remaining in the first quarter of the Wizards’ 85-81 win over the Bulls on Monday, October 6, at United Center. The suspensions will be served during the first regular season game for which each player is eligible and physically able to play. View video>> NBA.com

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has ditched his longtime home in the northern suburbs and decamped to the city, where he recently paid less than $3 million for a 7,000-square-foot place that puts him closer to the Bulls’ new practice facility next door to the United Center on the Near West Side. Chicago Tribune

October 7, 2014 Updates

Noah initiated the first contact, pushing Pierce away as referees went over to the scorers’ table to decide whether to escalate Pierce’s foul on Bulls guard Jimmy Butler to flagrant. Pierce swiped Noah’s hand away. Noah pushed back and Pierce swiped again. Pierce then poked Noah’s face with his left index finger as Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau tried to separate the two to spark a benches-clearing altercation. Both players squared up, but no punches were thrown in front of an announced sellout crowd of 21,047. “It’s good for TV, I guess,” said Pierce, who scored two points, grabbed seven rebounds, and committed five fouls in 19 minutes. “I don’t know what to say. It just happened. It’s not scripted, but it just happened.” Washington Post

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When Joakim Noah flew with Bulls brass to Los Angeles to recruit free agent Pau Gasol, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year thought the Bulls had no shot of landing the 7-footer. Why not? Well, have you experienced a Chicago winter? "Because it’s freezing out here," Noah said when asked why he thought the Bulls wouldn't land Gasol. "I think the last time he was here it was that polar, arctic thing. The polar vortex thing going on. It’s brutal. "So when you’re used to the beach every day, to pick the polar vortex says a lot." CSN Chicago

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Collet hopes to have Joakim Noah back with the team after three years of absence. Noah missed Olympic Games in London in 2012, Eurobasket 2013 and this year’s FIBA World Cup. “I hope Joakim Noah will return to the France NT” Collet said. “He helped us to win the silver medal at Eurobasket 2011 and I think he is now a better player. He became one of the best big men in the world” added Collet. Sportando

July 28, 2014 Updates

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah says he will be "ready" for training camp as he continues rehabbing from arthroscopic left knee surgery. "I feel pretty good," Noah told ESPNChicago.com on Sunday during a promotional event for Adidas. "Obviously I have a ways to go, but I'm excited. When I see what our team looks like, I think that Gar [Forman] and Pax [John Paxon] put together a very solid team and I'm really excited about next year." ESPN.com

July 27, 2014 Updates

Around the same time funeral services were being held for 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, Bulls center Joakim Noah was busy across town at the United Center working to try to curb the violence in Chicago. Through his Noah's Arc Foundation, the All-Star center recently has devoted his time to encouraging peace in the city. On Friday he unveiled a public service announcement asking Chicagoans to stand up to gun violence. Saturday Bulls point guard Derrick Rose and Rockets guard Patrick Beverley, a Chicago native, joined him for the finale of Noah's ONE CITY Basketball Tournament. The championship game saw the South Side, coached by Rose, defeat Beverley's West Side team. "We started doing the peace tournaments a couple of years ago," Noah said. "A lot of people didn't think it was possible to bring people from different parts of the city together. This is more than a basketball game." Chicago Tribune

July 25, 2014 Updates

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