HoopsHype Joakim Noah rumors

March 15, 2014 Updates

Joakim Noah doesn’t want to get involved with all the hype surrounding his candidacy as a first-team All-NBA performer. But he might want to start, considering he has a $500,000 bonus check coming his way if he receives that honor at the end of the regular season. Chicago Sun-Times

March 14, 2014 Updates
March 13, 2014 Updates

"He's played very well. Noah should be defensive player of the year," McHale said after his team's shootaround at Moody Bible Institute. "He's done a great job with these guys. They've been winning a lot just on his energy and effort, his kind of determination and toughness. Those are all qualities everybody appreciates." ESPN.com

March 11, 2014 Updates

Add Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to the growing list of those who believe Joakim Noah should draw votes for the NBA Most Valuable Award. Recognizing that Noah has zero chance to take home the hardware — not with Kevin Durant and LeBron James around — Popovich said he was nonetheless delighted to hear the versatile Chicago center’s name could up in the conversation. “They won’t choose him as the MVP, but I think it’s great that he’s in the conversation and he should be,” Popovich said after shootaround this morning in preparation for tonight’s game against the Bulls. But it’s just not the way it works, from my experience. It’s got to go in the basket for you guys (media) to pay attention to somebody. But he’s pretty damn valuable in my opinion.” San Antonio Express-News

March 10, 2014 Updates

Joakim Noah doesn't want your "MVP" chants, Chicago. Following the Chicago Bulls' 95-88 overtime victory over the Miami Heat Sunday, Bulls.com's Chuck Swirsky (h/t Beyond The Buzzer) asked the big man about Noah-specific "MVP" chants that rang throughout United Center. Noah's response was predictably unpredictable. "I don’t like it," he said. "No, I don’t like it." Um, why? "Because our MVP is not playing. We have one MVP, and that's Derrick Rose. And it’s not about MVPs, it’s about rings, and one day I hope that we can get one here." Bleacher Report

March 9, 2014 Updates

At first his dad tries to continue the interview, then just says “sorry,” then forgets the interview all together and gives his son a standing ovation. Dads everywhere will know the feeling: Sorry, ABC, gotta cheer for my son right now. In an interview after the game, Joakim Noah talked about his dad’s presence. “I know that he’s happy. I can’t wait to see him and just celebrate this win with him. You know, I don’t get to see him a lot. My father’s always been there for me, my whole life, and to be able to share these moments with him — I know that he’s a nervous wreck during games. I always tell him to drink a brewski and just chill.” For The Win

March 8, 2014 Updates
March 7, 2014 Updates
March 6, 2014 Updates

Joakim Noah wants to win a ring. To help him achieve that goal, he wants Carmelo Anthony on the Chicago Bulls. That's why Noah, Chicago's center, approached Anthony over All-Star Weekend last month about joining the Bulls, according to sources with knowledge of the conversation. The sources said Noah told Anthony something to this effect: You can go to Los Angeles, but if you really want a ring, if you really want your legacy to be about winning, you should come to Chicago. ESPN.com

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.