Joakim Noah Rumors

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Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah
Position: C
Born: 02/25/85
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:227 lbs. / 103 kg.
Salary: $20,261,172
On Wednesday night, the once-beloved former Bull was wearing a Grizzlies jersey in a 122-110 loss to the Bulls at the United Center but still doing what he loves to do — and doing it on his own terms in a comeback season. “I just didn’t want to leave the game like that,’’ Noah said. “I feel like I worked too hard my whole life to end it like that, and I wanted to. I hadn’t had peace on the court in years, and I wasn’t enjoying playing basketball anymore, and I’ve always been somebody who loved basketball, loved to compete, loved to be in the locker room with my teammates. So I wanted to find that again, and I worked my ass off to be in this position.”
The 33-year-old also declined to address comments from Mills, who was the GM when they signed Noah to a $72 million deal but distanced himself from the association. “I’m not throwing Steve Mills under the bus. Or talking s–t about him. I’m not talking s–t about Hornacek. That’s not my style. I take ownership in what I did, what I could have done better. And I know that there was 10 things that went wrong that year. But it is what it is, I’m in Memphis. And the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New York Knicks tonight.”
Storyline: Knicks Front Office