NBA Rumors: Joakim Noah Possibly Leaving Chicago Bulls For Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA rumors have been swirling around Joakim Noah. The former Florida Gators star’s season came to an early end this year. He suffered a dislocated shoulder. Noah has played a vital role for the Chicago Bulls. He has been the vocal leader of the team. The All Star is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Many people within the National Basketball Association believe he will be suiting up for another team next season. There will be plenty of teams interested in acquiring Noah. According to FanSided, one of those teams might be the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Chicago Bulls selected Joakim Noah with the ninth pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. He has spent his entire career with the Bulls. The 6’11” center has led the Bulls to seven NBA Playoffs in his nine-year career. They have been to the Eastern Conference Finals once since he joined the team. Noah is the team’s vocal leader.

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Joakim Noah is a special player in the NBA. He has been the starting center for the Chicago Bulls for the majority of his career. The former Florida Gators star has the ability to be a triple-double threat. Noah showed that ability when Derrick Rose went down with a season-ending injury. This was before the rise of Jimmy Butler. He isn’t a player that will put up big points for the team. Noah will certainly do everything else for the team.

Before the season ending injury to Joakim Noah, the All Star saw his playing time slowly diminishing. The Chicago Bulls hired Fred Hoiberg to be their new head coach. Hoiberg decided to start Nikola Mirotic in place of Noah. The Florida Gators star averaged 4.3 points, 3.8 assists, 8.8 rebounds, and one block per game in 21.9 minutes.

Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg
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There will be several teams in the NBA that will be looking to sign Joakim Noah to their roster this summer. One of the teams he is linked to is the Minnesota Timberwolves. The franchise just hired Tom Thibodeau as their new head coach and team president. The Timberwolves will have plenty of money to spend this offseason. Thibodeau will be looking to add some veterans to help this young team grow. Many people expect Thibodeau to go after his former players this summer.

Joakim Noah could possibly be the perfect fit for the Minnesota Timberwolves. They are a young team that could be on the rise in a couple of years. The Timberwolves are looking to add some more leaders to their roster this summer. You can see how valuable he is to the Chicago Bulls. When he went down, the team looked lost at times. Noah is an emotional leader and could help everyone understand how to build winning habits.

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One of the players who can benefit from the addition of Joakim Noah will be Karl Anthony-Towns. The former Florida Gators star would be a good complement to Towns. Noah is a very good defensive player in the NBA. He also understands the system that Tom Thibodeau ran in Chicago. Noah would help develop Towns on the defensive side of the ball. The Minnesota Timberwolves could have one of the best defensive front courts in the National Basketball Association.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have all the right pieces for them to be great. They did an amazing job hiring Tom Thibodeau as their head coach and team president. Thibodeau could use his ties with Joakim Noah to try to lure him to Minnesota. Noah would be an emotional leader for the team. He would also provide some on court coaching. Noah would be a good player to help Karl Anthony-Towns develop.

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