Brian Windhorst clarifies comments on Joakim Noah’s ‘significant’ injury
As part of a recent appearance on the Hoop Collective Podcast, ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst noted that Joakim Noah had suffered a “significant” injury over the summer. However, it seems that wasn’t the case, and Windhorst is trying to clear the air.
“I don’t know when he got injured but he suffered a significant injury from what I’ve been told and his career is really in jeopardy,” Windhorst said on The Hoop Collective Podcast, before tweeting that Noah has recovered and is working out.
After realizing his folly, Brian Windhorst sent out this tweet to clarify that Noah has recovered and is still looking to join a contending team:
I want to make a clarification on something I said on the Hoop Collective Podcast. I mentioned Joakim Noah had suffered an injury over the summer. He has recovered from the injury and is back working out and looking to sign with a contender.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) November 4, 2019
Noah, now 34 years of age, has a $6.4 million cap hit for this season and the next two years after being waived by the New York Knicks using the stretch provision, according to Bleacher Report. Several teams were reportedly interested in his services, including the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers. However, he remains without a deal.
In his 42 appearances with the Grizzlies last season (one start), Noah racked up averages of 7.1 points on 51.6 percent shooting from the field, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 16.5 minutes per outing.
Whether or not Noah will be offered a deal this season remains to be seen. His size could help some teams around the league, but his history of injuries could lead to a level of doubt. He hasn’t played in more than 50 games in each of the last four seasons.