There were some rumors that the Minnesota Timberwolves were interested in possibilities for he 33-year-old Joakim Noah to join the Wolves.
Noah who is currently the New York Knicks player still has a two-year and $37.8 million contract with the team. On July 8, 2016, Noah signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks.
But things for the new Knicks’ center haven’t gone well. Firstly, he had various health problems and, secondly, he had some disagreements with the former coach Jeff Hornacek. It seems that after all these issues the Knicks doesn’t see Joakim Noah as a part of the team.
Speaking about the Minnesota Timberwolves, after acquiring Luol Deng, who is the fourth ex-Chicago Bulls player in the Wolves at the moment alongside Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson it might look that the next logical Wolves’s step is the acquisition of Joakim Noah who spent his prime time in the Bulls. Especially knowing that the Wolves will be coached by ex-Bulls and Noah’s former coach Tom Thibodeau.
But according to Marc Stein of The New York Times this will not happen at least in the near future: “Even the Wolves acknowledge hearing the “Timberbulls” chatter … but word is they have no current plans to pursue Joakim Noah should Noah part ways with the Knicks in the near future as expected”.
During his career Noah won the Defensive Player award (2014) and twice played in the All-Star game (2013, 2014). His best statistical season was in 2013-2014 then he was averaging 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.