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Joakim Noah

32-Year-Old    C,PF    New York Knicks

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

5.0

REB

8.7

AST

2.2

STL

0.7

BLK

0.8

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

A favorite of former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau for his defensive intensity, Noah wasn't nearly as welcomed last season by first-year head man Fred Hoiberg, whose desire to implement a more up-tempo, space-oriented offensive attack made Noah an awkward fit. After losing his s...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  2/25/2017
HT: 6' 11"   WT: 232 lbs   DOB: 2/25/1985  College: Florida
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #9 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Joakim Noah Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks in July of 2016.

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Joakim Noah NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 22 74 20.7 6.6 5.6 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.0 48.2 69.1 1.2 2.4 3.3 0.0 0.0 2.4 5.0 1.8 2.6
2008-09 23 80 24.2 6.7 7.6 1.3 0.6 1.4 0.0 55.6 67.6 1.0 3.1 4.5 0.0 0.0 2.6 4.7 1.5 2.3
2009-10 24 64 30.0 10.7 11.0 2.1 0.5 1.6 0.0 50.4 74.4 1.8 3.4 7.6 0.0 0.0 4.1 8.1 2.5 3.4
2010-11 25 CHI 48 32.8 11.7 10.4 2.2 1.0 1.5 0.0 52.5 73.9 1.9 3.8 6.6 0.0 0.0 4.4 8.4 2.9 3.9
2011-12 26 CHI 64 30.4 10.2 9.8 2.5 0.6 1.4 0.0 50.8 74.8 1.4 3.8 6.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 7.7 2.4 3.2
2012-13 27 CHI 66 36.8 11.9 11.1 4.0 1.2 2.1 0.0 48.1 75.1 2.7 3.9 7.2 0.1 0.0 4.6 9.5 2.7 3.6
2013-14 28 CHI 80 35.3 12.6 11.3 5.4 1.2 1.5 0.0 47.5 73.7 2.4 3.5 7.7 0.0 0.0 4.8 10.0 3.1 4.2
2014-15 29 CHI 67 30.6 7.2 9.6 4.7 0.7 1.1 0.0 44.5 60.3 1.8 3.3 6.4 0.0 0.0 2.8 6.4 1.6 2.6
2015-16 30 CHI 29 21.9 4.3 8.8 3.8 0.6 1.0 0.0 38.3 48.9 1.8 3.0 5.8 0.0 0.0 1.8 4.6 0.8 1.6
2016-17 31 NYK 46 22.1 5.0 8.7 2.2 0.7 0.8 0.0 49.0 43.6 1.3 3.5 5.2 0.0 0.0 2.2 4.4 0.7 1.7
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Joakim Noah NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 4 11.5 1.8 3.8 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.0 50.0 50.0 1.0 1.5 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.5 0.3 0.5
Last 5 Games 5 13.0 2.0 4.6 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 44.4 50.0 1.2 1.6 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.8 0.4 0.8
Last 10 Games 10 18.0 3.2 8.4 1.6 0.2 0.6 0.0 46.4 40.0 1.3 3.5 4.9 0.0 0.0 1.3 2.8 0.6 1.5
Last 20 Games 20 21.7 5.4 9.6 1.8 0.5 0.7 0.0 53.5 47.1 1.3 3.9 5.7 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.3 0.8 1.7

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Joakim Noah
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Feb 23 @CLE Did Not Play
Feb 15 @OKC Did Not Play
Feb 12 SAS Did Not Play
Feb 10 DEN Did Not Play
Feb 8 LAC Did Not Play
Feb 6 LAL Did Not Play
Feb 4 CLE 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Feb 1 @BKN 13 3 7 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 6 1
Jan 31 @WAS 15 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Jan 27 CHA 12 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Jan 25 @DAL 19 3 8 2 0 0 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 2 6 1
Jan 23 @IND 12 2 6 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 5 2
Jan 21 PHO 20 0 15 3 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 7 8 3
Jan 19 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 18 @BOS Did Not Play
Jan 16 ATL 33 7 17 3 1 2 1 2 3 3 5 0 0 7 10 5
Jan 15 @TOR 23 1 7 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 3 4 3
Jan 12 CHI 27 12 16 1 0 1 3 6 10 0 0 0 0 9 7 3
Jan 11 @PHI 20 7 6 0 2 1 0 3 6 1 1 0 0 3 3 4
Jan 9 NOP 18 4 10 2 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 7 4
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Jan 7 @IND 21 4 6 3 1 0 2 2 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 2
Jan 6 @MIL 20 8 9 1 0 0 4 4 6 0 0 0 0 5 4 6
Jan 4 MIL 31 8 16 2 0 1 0 4 7 0 2 0 0 7 9 5
Jan 2 ORL 33 8 10 2 2 2 1 3 7 2 4 0 0 5 5 1
Dec 31 @HOU 29 15 16 2 1 1 0 7 10 1 3 0 0 4 12 2
Dec 30 @NOP 16 0 6 2 0 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 3
Dec 28 @ATL 38 14 16 3 2 1 1 5 8 4 4 0 0 6 10 3
Dec 25 BOS 28 8 12 2 0 0 0 3 4 2 3 0 0 5 7 4
Dec 22 ORL 22 6 7 1 2 0 3 2 5 2 2 0 0 4 3 2
Dec 20 IND 30 11 11 2 0 2 1 4 8 3 4 0 0 2 9 4
Dec 17 @DEN 11 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 2
Dec 15 @GSW 15 6 10 1 0 1 1 3 10 0 0 0 0 6 4 2
Dec 13 @PHO 22 8 8 3 1 1 4 3 5 2 7 0 0 2 6 3
Dec 11 @LAL 20 4 3 4 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Dec 9 @SAC 28 4 9 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 8 4
Dec 7 CLE 15 5 6 2 0 0 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 2 4 1
Dec 6 @MIA 14 10 10 2 0 0 0 5 6 0 0 0 0 7 3 4
Dec 4 SAC 25 2 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 2 3 5
Dec 2 MIN Did Not Play
Nov 30 @MIN Did Not Play
Nov 28 OKC 26 2 3 4 1 4 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 5
Nov 26 @CHA 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Nov 25 CHA 18 6 8 1 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 3
Nov 22 POR Did Not Play
Nov 20 ATL Did Not Play
Nov 17 @WAS 19 2 8 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 5 2
Nov 16 DET 25 7 15 3 1 3 1 3 7 1 6 0 0 7 8 2
Nov 14 DAL 15 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 2 0
Nov 12 @TOR 33 4 18 1 2 0 1 2 9 0 2 0 0 8 10 2
Nov 11 @BOS 22 9 10 2 1 3 3 4 5 1 1 0 0 3 7 0
Nov 9 BKN 21 2 7 4 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
Nov 6 UTA 20 4 5 2 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 3
Nov 4 @CHI 35 16 9 4 3 0 0 7 11 2 2 0 1 3 6 4
Nov 2 HOU 18 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 1
Nov 1 @DET 31 2 12 8 0 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 5 7 5
Oct 29 MEM 22 6 10 7 0 1 4 2 2 2 6 0 0 1 9 6
Oct 25 @CLE 20 0 6 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Joakim Noah Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Joakim Noah – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Center

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4.  Marshall Plumlee

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True Shooting Percentage

49.1%

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In 2016-17, Joakim Noah has a true shooting percentage of 49.1%.

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Joakim Noah NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 22 74 36.0 11.5 9.8 2.0 1.6 1.5 0.0 48.2 69.1 2.1 4.1 5.7 0.0 0.0 4.2 8.6 3.1 4.6
2008-09 23 80 36.0 10.0 11.3 2.0 0.9 2.0 0.0 55.6 67.6 1.5 4.5 6.7 0.0 0.0 3.8 6.9 2.3 3.4
2009-10 24 64 36.0 12.9 13.2 2.5 0.6 1.9 0.0 50.4 74.4 2.2 4.1 9.1 0.0 0.0 4.9 9.7 3.1 4.1
2010-11 25 CHI 48 36.0 12.8 11.4 2.4 1.1 1.6 0.0 52.5 73.9 2.1 4.2 7.2 0.0 0.0 4.8 9.2 3.2 4.3
2011-12 26 CHI 64 36.0 12.1 11.6 3.0 0.8 1.7 0.0 50.8 74.8 1.7 4.5 7.2 0.0 0.0 4.6 9.1 2.9 3.8
2012-13 27 CHI 66 36.0 11.6 10.9 3.9 1.2 2.1 0.0 48.1 75.1 2.6 3.9 7.0 0.1 0.0 4.5 9.3 2.6 3.5
2013-14 28 CHI 80 36.0 12.9 11.5 5.5 1.3 1.5 0.0 47.5 73.7 2.5 3.6 7.9 0.0 0.0 4.9 10.2 3.2 4.3
2014-15 29 CHI 67 36.0 8.5 11.3 5.5 0.8 1.3 0.0 44.5 60.3 2.2 3.8 7.5 0.0 0.0 3.3 7.5 1.8 3.1
2015-16 30 CHI 29 36.0 7.0 14.5 6.2 1.0 1.6 0.0 38.3 48.9 2.9 4.9 9.5 0.1 0.0 2.9 7.5 1.2 2.6
2016-17 31 NYK 46 36.0 8.2 14.3 3.7 1.1 1.3 0.0 49.0 43.6 2.1 5.7 8.5 0.0 0.0 3.5 7.2 1.2 2.8
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Joakim Noah NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 22 74 1533 488 416 84 68 64 0 48.2 69.1 89 174 242 1 0.0 177 367 134 194
2008-09 23 80 1938 537 606 106 49 110 0 55.6 67.6 82 244 362 1 0.0 207 372 123 182
2009-10 24 64 1923 687 705 132 32 100 0 50.4 74.4 117 220 485 0 0.0 262 520 163 219
2010-11 25 CHI 48 1576 561 498 107 48 72 0 52.5 73.9 90 182 316 1 0.0 211 402 139 188
2011-12 26 CHI 64 1945 652 629 160 41 92 0 50.8 74.8 92 242 387 1 0.0 249 490 154 206
2012-13 27 CHI 66 2426 784 733 262 78 141 0 48.1 75.1 176 260 473 5 0.0 303 630 178 237
2013-14 28 CHI 80 2820 1007 900 431 99 121 0 47.5 73.7 194 282 618 2 0.0 380 800 247 335
2014-15 29 CHI 67 2049 485 646 312 48 74 0 44.5 60.3 123 219 427 2 0.0 190 427 105 174
2015-16 30 CHI 29 635 124 255 110 18 29 0 38.3 48.9 52 87 168 1 0.0 51 133 22 45
2016-17 31 NYK 46 1015 232 402 103 30 37 0 49.0 43.6 58 161 241 1 0.0 99 202 34 78
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Joakim Noah NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 22 74 20.7 53.9 48.2 13.4 14.2 0.9 10.6
2008-09 23 80 24.2 59.4 55.6 16.6 12.8 1.3 13.8
2009-10 24 64 30.0 55.7 50.4 15.3 13.5 1.1 19.1
2010-11 25 CHI 48 32.8 57.9 52.5 15.7 13.2 1.2 19.9
2011-12 26 CHI 64 30.4 56.1 50.8 19.2 11.0 1.7 18.6
2012-13 27 CHI 66 36.8 53.4 48.1 22.3 15.0 1.5 21.8
2013-14 28 CHI 80 35.3 53.1 47.5 27.4 12.3 2.2 23.2
2014-15 29 CHI 67 30.6 48.2 44.5 33.2 13.1 2.5 17.0
2015-16 30 CHI 29 21.9 40.6 38.3 34.9 16.5 2.1 13.1
2016-17 31 NYK 46 22.1 49.1 49.0 25.9 14.6 1.8 13.0
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Joakim Noah: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Noah (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Cavaliers, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.

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Noah (hamstring) sat out practice Tuesday.

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Noah (hamstring) won't play Wednesday against the Thunder, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

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Noah (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Spurs, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.

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Coach Jeff Hornacek ruled Noah (hamstring) out for Friday's game against the Nuggets and labeled him as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Spurs, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

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Coach Jeff Hornacek indicated that Noah (hamstring) is doubtful to play Friday against the Nuggets, but could be available Sunday against the Spurs, Jonah Ballow of NYKnicks.com reports.

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Noah (hamstring) could miss the final three games of the Knicks' current homestand, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.

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Noah (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Lakers, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.

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Noah left Saturday's game against the Cavaliers due to a sore left hamstring and was unable to return.

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Noah scored six points (2-5 FG, 2-2 FT) and added 14 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in 41 minutes during Sunday's 142-139 quadruple-overtime loss to the Hawks.

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Noah scored zero points (0-1 FG), two rebounds, two assists and one block across 12 minutes in a 110-107 win over the Hornets on Friday.

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Noah (ankle) started at center in Saturday's 107-105 loss to the Suns, putting up zero points (0-4 FG), 15 rebounds, three assists and one block in 20 minutes.

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2016-17

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2015-16

Noah entered last season coming off of an All-Star campaign and winning the Defensive Player of the Year Award. However, he had offseason knee surgery and was on a minutes restriction for a good part of the season. Noah finished the season averaging 7.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.1 blocks in 31 minutes per game. His percentages took a hit as well as he shot only 45 percent from the field and 60 percent from the charity stripe. The emotional leader of the team, Noah often looked frustrated and didn't provide the energy everyone has come accustomed to. He is an excellent passer and provided a lot of assists again from the center position last season, but he didn't seem to mesh with newly-acquired Pau Gasol. Noah enters this season with a full summer of rest and looking to get back to his All-Star ways, but he'll have to do that under new coach Fred Hoiberg. Noah was a favorite of former coach Tom Thibodeau and played big minutes under him when healthy. Hoiberg is expected to run a more offensive-minded system, which might not fit Noah's style very well. If Hoiberg decides to go small, it's possible Noah may find himself coming off the bench.

2014-15

By this point, Noah has solidified himself as one of the most productive all-around big men in the NBA. The defensive stalwart is entering his eighth season in the NBA. Last season, Noah averaged 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.5 blocks in 35 minutes per game while playing in 80 contests. The center was honored as the Defensive Player of the Year and received his second All-Star nod. Noah upped his assist total significantly for the second straight season, defining himself as one of the best passing big men in the NBA. With Derrick Rose returning, Noah won't be relied upon to set up his teammates as much, but the increase in assists is encouraging, nonetheless. The knock on Noah has always been his ability to score around the basket, and there's little reason to believe that he'll ever develop into a threatening offensive player. The center shot just 48 percent from the field last season, which ranked fourth-to-last among qualified centers. Don't expect his production on the glass to change dramatically, despite the departure of Carlos Boozer. Boozer and his replacement, Pau Gasol, had nearly identical rebound and usage rates last season. If energy and passion were measured in fantasy, Noah would be among the elite. Unfortunately, his contributions to the Bulls' success often doesn't appear in the box score.

2013-14

By this point, Noah has solidified himself as one of the most productive all-around big men in the NBA. The defensive stalwart is entering his eighth season in the NBA. Last season, Noah averaged 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.5 blocks in 35 minutes per game while playing in 80 contests. The center was honored as the Defensive Player of the Year and received his second All-Star nod. Noah upped his assist total significantly for the second straight season, defining himself as one of the best passing big men in the NBA. With Derrick Rose returning, Noah won't be relied upon to set up his teammates as much, but the increase in assists is encouraging, nonetheless. The knock on Noah has always been his ability to score around the basket, and there's little reason to believe that he'll ever develop into a threatening offensive player. The center shot just 48 percent from the field last season, which ranked fourth-to-last among qualified centers. Don't expect his production on the glass to change dramatically, despite the departure of Carlos Boozer. Boozer and his replacement, Pau Gasol, had nearly identical rebound and usage rates last season. If energy and passion were measured in fantasy, Noah would be among the elite. Unfortunately, his contributions to the Bulls' success often doesn't appear in the box score.

2012-13

For the third consecutive season, Noah put together steady double-double production for the Bulls. The 27-year-old center finished the 2011-12 campaign with averages of 10.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while playing 30 minutes per game. He was healthy for the regular season – appearing in 64 of 66 games – but suffered an ankle injury during the Bulls’ first-round loss to the Sixers in the playoffs. The injury forced Noah to miss the final three games of the series and also put him on the shelf for the Summer Olympics, where he was supposed to play for France. The extra time off this summer is expected to allow Noah to make a full recovery before the start of the 2012-13 season. Once the season gets underway, Noah is expected to play the same energy role that we’ve seen from him in years past. The only difference this time around is the Bulls could ask Noah to assume a slightly bigger offensive load, as Derrick Rose (knee) is hurt and Carlos Boozer is on the decline. While Noah should be valued at a price close or equal to the past two years, there is potential for his production to grow slightly, so take that into account when targeting him.

2011-12

Prior to a thumb injury in mid-December, Noah was on pace for a career season. The 26-year-old center posted averages of 14.0 points, 11.7 rebounds 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 blocks through the first 24 games. After returning from a two-month absence, Noah’s numbers dropped to 9.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 blocks. Injuries are a concern with Noah going forward, as he has missed 52 out of 164 games over the past two seasons. None of his previous injuries appear to have potential for a lingering impact, but his propensity to get nicked up needs to be taken into account when targeting the Bulls big man. When healthy, though, Noah has proven to be a quality double-double option in fantasy. His offensive game isn’t pretty to watch, but he was surprisingly efficient (52.5 FG, 73.9 FT, 1.9 TO) last year and should be able to provide double-digit scoring going forward. Pair that with his rebounding and defensive production, and you have a solid all-around fantasy option at center that can be selected in the middle rounds of your draft.

2010-11

Despite modest scoring (10.7 ppg), Noah was one of the biggest steals in fantasy drafts last year, thanks to 11.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.6 blocks per game with solid shooting percentages (50.4 FG%, 74.4 FT%). But don't let those numbers fool you � there was a two-month stretch over February and March where a plantar fasciitis injury not only caused him to miss games but also deeply hampered his performance when on the court � he averaged just 16 minutes and five rebounds over this 12-game span. Bottom line, he might be Dwight Howard's biggest threat to lead the NBA in rebounding given a full year of health (though the addition of Carlos Boozer could admittedly lead to fewer boards). Some thought Noah was a stretch as a top-10 pick in the 2007 draft, but he's proven the doubters wrong, as he's a solid defender and remains an excellent passer.

2009-10

Noah’s strength lies in the energy he exudes onto the game. Unfortunately being an “energy” player doesn’t always translate into solid production, especially on the offensive end of the court. His jump shot is atrocious, but his tenacity for offensive rebounds gives him extra offensive possessions. While his offensive game lacks polish, and he lacks a reliable outside shot, Noah plays intelligently. He knows what he does well and efficiently uses those tools to create his production. Only 6 percent of his shot attempts were from the outside. The other 94 percent all came in the paint. Noah’s a gritty player whose energy and passion make him an intimidating defensive presence. The division of playing time between Tyrus Thomas, Brad Miller and Noah will significantly impact Noah’s production, but Noah’s coming out party in the playoffs last year has most likely solidified a starting role for him this season. His floor time jumped from 31 mpg in April to 38 mpg in the playoffs. Noah capitalized on the extra run and recorded dominant per-game rebounding (13.1) and block (2.1) numbers in the Bulls seven-game series with the Celtics. Noah is effective and produces without the basketball, an invaluable commodity when surrounded all of the scoring threats the Bulls have on their roster. He has low turnover numbers (1.03) and makes a respectable number of his free throw attempts (68%) for a big man.

2008-09

Noah fell into a great situation with the Bulls, a perimeter-based team with a need for a 7-footer that could defend. After Ben Wallace was traded Noah took full advantage of his increased opportunity to average more than nine points, seven boards, 51 percent field-goal shooting and more than a block and a steal per in 31 games as a starter. Noah is a high-energy player on both sides of the ball, disrupting passing lanes and blocking shots on defense while diving to the rim and crashing the boards on offense. He’s also a surprisingly good passer for a big man, having been a guard in high school, so he should eventually improve on his 1.1 apg.

2007-08

Noah was a great college player, but he’ll face significant challenges before he can become a fantasy relevant pro. In a best case scenario, Noah projects as an energy player that could potentially produce double-doubles with solid defensive stats and maybe even a few assists. In reality, Noah was drafted to a Bulls team that already has talented defensive/energy players at his position in Ben Wallace and Tyrus Thomas, and he missed summer-league play to rehab a slight tear in his rotator cuff. Moreover, his unimposing physique leads some NBA observers to believe that he’ll have trouble with the transition to the league. Look for Noah to struggle early, but if he does get enough minutes he seems to have the mindset, length and wiry quickness to overcome his smaller frame and become an effective pro. He could be a nice rebounds/blocks role player later in the season.