Joakim Noah ‘100 percent’ healthy, hopeful to play again this season
12-year veteran Joakim Noah is hopeful to play in the NBA this season. Noah was scheduled to work out for the Los Angeles Clippers before training camp. However, he suffered a minor injury which caused the workout to be postponed.
Nonetheless, Joakim Noah is 100 percent healthy and is waiting for the buyout period to sign with a contender.
A source told Heavy.com that Noah is, “100 percent, he has been working on maintaining his conditioning and is hopeful that he’ll play this season.”
Joakim Noah was drafted out of the University of Florida in 2007 and has played for three different teams. The 34-year-old center averaged 8.8 PPG and 9.1 rebounds per game over his career.
The Clippers could use a veteran center in their second unit. They only have one center in their roster which is 22-year-old Ivica Zubac. The Clippers currently have one roster spot open after recently being involved in a three-team trade with the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards.
Last December, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers expressed that he was happy for Joakim Noah for signing with the Memphis.
“I’m happy for him. He’s one of those guys who have always played the game with great joy, made the best of what he has. You like seeing him in the league and playing him again.”
Joakim Noah played in 42 games for the Grizzlies last season, averaging 7.2 points, 2.1 assists, 5.7 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks in 16.5 minutes per game. In addition, he shot 51.6 percent from the floor and 71.6 percent from the free-throw line.
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