Multiple sources have told The Washington Post that Noah will almost certainly be joining the New York Knicks after free agency begins, with a salary expected to be about $18 million per year.
On Wednesday night, Marc Stein of ESPN also reported that Noah to the Knicks is a very possibility.
Have heard the same lament from multiple interested teams tonight: They see New York as a big favorite to land Joakim Noah in free agency.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 30, 2016
Noah was reportedly getting offered $30 million a year to play with the Washington Wizards, but that came out to be untrue as that would mean giving Noah a max contract.
Noah had back-to-back spectacular, all-star seasons in 2012-13 and 2013-14. He put up 11.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.1 blocks per game in the 2012-13 season while putting up 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks per game in 2013-14. Since then, he’s been going an especially rough couple of years, including last year’s 4.3 points per game average with 8.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists on just 38% shooting from the field.
Clearly, Noah is trying to rejuvenate his career after he played just 29 games for the Bulls this past season. Teams and players can officially begin talks on July 1st and can sign their deals starting July 7th.
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