Joakim Noah will not work out with Clippers, any workout will be postponed
There are only a couple years left in Joakim Noah’s NBA career, but he’s struggling to find a team that wants to take him into his team. The Los Angeles Clippers have already listed him out as a possible inclusion to their roster.
Heavy’s Sean Deveney confirmed that the Clippers will not be working with Noah in any capacity and will be looking for other options. He also wrote that any future workouts involving the former Chicago Bull will also be postponed.
However, Deveney also noted that it’s possible for the team to look into including him in their roster if they fail to find a suitable big.
— Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) September 26, 2019
Noah has battled through injuries during the latter half of his career. He only played 82 games from 2015-16 until 2017-18 as he battled multiple injuries and suspensions.
He saw his minutes of numbers rise a bit when he got healthy again for the Memphis Grizzlies. He averaged 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.3 blocks in 42 games.
The Clippers may find it in their best interest to sign Noah sooner rather than later due to the team’s worrying depth at the five spot.
Harrell has come off the bench in 232 of the 255 games he’s played in his career. Zubac is only 22 and has never played more than 59 games in a season. The two have 17 total games of playoff experience.
Noah has 60 games of playoff experience and that would have been a valuable addition to the roster. But it’s not happening—for now, at least.
Moreover, some fans argued that Noah is a great fit for the Clippers. He brings some much-needed defense down in the paint, can grab a couple of rebounds, and grind it out to help the team win games.
Until the Clippers or another NBA team comes calling, Noah will remain outside the NBA.