Joakim Noah to sign with the Clippers for the rest of the season

Noah will re-sign with the team after missing out on his debut.

Joakim Noah
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Veteran center Joakim Noah is set to sign a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers that will see him spend the rest of the 2019/20 season with the aspiring champions.

Joakim Noah
Photo: Brandon Dill/Associated Press

Noah signed a 10-day contract with the team on March 9 but was unable to make his debut due to the NBA suspending play two days later. It appears he’s shown enough to secure a spot on the roster with the league set to resume next month and, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, will put pen to paper on a new deal next week.

“Joakim Noah and the Clippers plan for him to sign a rest of season deal next week,” Charania tweeted on Saturday.

Noah averaged a respectable 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game for the Memphis Grizzlies last season, having played just 16.5 minutes per contest. He will be expected to operate in a similar role for the Clippers.