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Joakim Noah

33-Year-Old        New York Knicks

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

1.7

REB

2.0

AST

0.6

STL

0.3

BLK

0.3

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Noah opened the 2016-17 campaign as the Knicks' starting center, but hamstring and knee injuries ultimately cut his season short. While he started every contest he played in, he was still limited to just 46 games, which marked back-to-back injury-plagued seasons following ju...

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

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Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek dismissed any chance of Noah rejoining the team over the final three weeks of the regular season, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports. "I'm not sure," Hornacek said Monday, when asked about when he expects the team to resolve its contentious relationship with Noah. "In the summer, [general manager Scott Perry] and [executive president Steve Mills will start] talking with him. I guess that's how it will get resolved.'"

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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 8.8 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
2017-18 32 NYK 7 5.7 1.7 2.0 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.0 50.0 50.0 0.6 0.9 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.4 0.3 0.6
2017-18 Projections 33 NYK 51 20.8 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Joakim Noah

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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 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 5 Games 5 6.0 1.4 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 42.9 50.0 0.6 0.8 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.4 0.2 0.4

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Joakim Noah
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 11 @CLE 98-110 Did Not Play
Apr 9 CLE 109-123 Did Not Play
Apr 7 MIL 102-115 Did Not Play
Apr 6 MIA 122-98 Did Not Play
Apr 3 ORL 73-97 Did Not Play
Mar 31 DET 109-115 Did Not Play
Mar 28 @PHI 118-101 Did Not Play
Mar 26 @CHA 137-128 Did Not Play
Mar 25 @WAS 97-101 Did Not Play
Mar 23 MIN 104-108 Did Not Play
Mar 21 @MIA 119-98 Did Not Play
Mar 19 CHI 110-92 Did Not Play
Mar 17 CHA 124-101 Did Not Play
Mar 15 PHI 110-118 Did Not Play
Mar 13 DAL 97-110 Did Not Play
Mar 11 TOR 106-132 Did Not Play
Mar 9 @MIL 120-112 Did Not Play
Mar 6 @POR 111-87 Did Not Play
Mar 4 @SAC 102-99 Did Not Play
Mar 2 @LAC 128-105 Did Not Play
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Feb 26 GSW 111-125 Did Not Play
Feb 24 BOS 112-121 Did Not Play
Feb 22 @ORL 113-120 Did Not Play
Feb 14 WAS 113-118 Did Not Play
Feb 12 @PHI 108-92 Did Not Play
Feb 11 @IND 121-113 Did Not Play
Feb 8 @TOR 113-88 Did Not Play
Feb 6 MIL 89-103 Did Not Play
Feb 4 ATL 96-99 Did Not Play
Feb 2 @MIL 92-90 Did Not Play
Jan 31 @BOS 103-73 Did Not Play
Jan 30 BKN 111-95 Did Not Play
Jan 26 @PHO 85-107 Did Not Play
Jan 25 @DEN 130-118 Did Not Play
Jan 23 @GSW 123-112 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jan 21 @LAL 127-107 Did Not Play
Jan 19 @UTA 115-117 Did Not Play
Jan 17 @MEM 105-99 Did Not Play
Jan 15 @BKN 104-119 Did Not Play
Jan 14 NOP 118-123 Did Not Play
Jan 12 @MIN 118-108 Did Not Play
Jan 10 CHI 119-122 Did Not Play
Jan 7 @DAL 96-100 Did Not Play
Jan 5 @MIA 107-103 Did Not Play
Jan 3 @WAS 121-103 Did Not Play
Jan 2 SAS 91-100 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 30 @NOP 103-105 13 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Dec 28 @SAS 119-107 Did Not Play
Dec 27 @CHI 92-87 Did Not Play
Dec 25 PHI 98-105 Did Not Play
Dec 22 @DET 104-101 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Dec 21 BOS 102-93 Did Not Play
Dec 18 @CHA 109-91 7 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0
Dec 16 OKC 111-96 Did Not Play
Dec 14 @BKN 104-111 Did Not Play
Dec 12 LAL 113-109 Did Not Play
Dec 10 ATL 111-107 Did Not Play
Dec 9 @CHI 104-102 Did Not Play
Dec 6 MEM 99-88 Did Not Play
Dec 4 @IND 115-97 8 3 4 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 2 0
Dec 3 ORL 100-105 Did Not Play
Nov 29 MIA 115-86 Did Not Play
Nov 27 POR 91-103 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Nov 25 @HOU 117-102 Did Not Play
Nov 24 @ATL 116-104 Did Not Play
Nov 22 TOR 108-100 Did Not Play
Nov 20 LAC 107-85 Did Not Play
Nov 17 @TOR 107-84 Did Not Play
Nov 15 UTA 106-101 Did Not Play
Nov 13 CLE 101-104 Did Not Play
Nov 11 SAC 118-91 Did Not Play
Nov 8 @ORL 112-99 Did Not Play
Nov 7 CHA 118-113 Did Not Play
Nov 5 IND 108-101 Did Not Play
Nov 3 PHO 120-107 Did Not Play
Nov 1 HOU 97-119 Did Not Play
Oct 30 DEN 116-110 Did Not Play
Oct 29 @CLE 95-114 Did Not Play
Oct 27 BKN 107-86 Did Not Play
Oct 24 @BOS 110-89 Did Not Play
Oct 21 DET 107-111 Did Not Play
Oct 19 @OKC 105-84 Did Not Play
Joakim Noah Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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#5 Center

1.  Enes Kanter

2.  Kyle O'Quinn

3.  Luke Kornet

4.  Isaiah Hicks

5.  Joakim Noah

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True Shooting Percentage

51.0%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Joakim Noah has a true shooting percentage of 51.0%.

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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
2017-18 32 NYK 7 36.0 10.8 12.6 3.6 1.8 1.8 0.0 50.0 50.0 3.6 5.4 7.2 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 1.8 3.6
2017-18 Projections 33 NYK 51 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Joakim Noah

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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 232 403 103 30 37 0 49.0 43.6 58 162 241 1 0.0 99 202 34 78
2017-18 32 NYK 7 40 12 14 4 2 2 0 50.0 50.0 4 6 8 0 0.0 5 10 2 4
2017-18 Projections 33 NYK 51 1061 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Joakim Noah

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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
2017-18 32 NYK 7 5.7 51.0 50.0 20.2 20.2 1.0 3.3
2017-18 Projections 33 NYK 51 20.8 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Joakim Noah

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Joakim Noah: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Noah is not expected to return to the Knicks this season, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. "I think that is the plan," coach Jeff Hornacek said following practice Tuesday.

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Knicks general manager Scott Perry said shortly after the Feb. 8 trade deadline that Noah will remain away from the team "until further notice," Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.

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Noah (personal) will be away from the Knicks "until further notice," with the team hoping to deal him before the trade deadline, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.

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Noah (personal) will not be required to rejoin the Knicks until after the Feb. 8 trade deadline, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

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Noah (personal) will not travel with the Knicks for Wednesday's game in Boston, Steve Popper of The Record reports.

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Noah was involved in a "heated verbal exchange" with coach Jeff Hornacek at a recent practice, and the team is exploring avenues to part ways with the veteran big man, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

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Noah (personal) is expected to miss Tuesday's game against Brooklyn, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

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Noah is dealing with a personal matter and will miss both Thursday's game against the Nuggets and Friday's matchup with the Suns, Ian Begley of ESPN reports.

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Noah will be inactive for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Steve Popper of The Record reports.

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Noah finished with three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in eight minutes during Monday's 115-97 loss to the Pacers.

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Noah will be active and available to play in Sunday's matchup with the Magic, Al Iannazzone of Newsday Sports reports.

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Noah will be inactive for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

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 spot on the top unit to Nikola Mirotic in training camp, Noah would stick in a bench role for most of the year, starting in only two games and averaging 21.9 minutes per game, his fewest since his rookie year. While he remained a force on the defensive end (8.8 boards and 1.0 block per game) and a skilled passer (3.8 assists per game), Noah's scoring and shooting sunk to career-worst levels. The 6-foot-11 center averaged just 4.3 points on a miserable 38.3 percent shooting from the field and 48.9 percent shooting from the free-throw line. Noah looked poised to turn the corner after turning in a 21-point outing Dec. 19, but just one game later, he suffered a slight tear in his left shoulder that would sideline him for three weeks. He returned in January, but again fell victim to injury shortly thereafter, dislocating the same shoulder and requiring season-ending surgery after just 29 games played. Following the injury-plagued campaign, Noah never seriously considered re-signing with the Bulls in free agency and instead agreed to a deal with the Knicks, who signed him to a four-year, $72 million deal. With his new squad, Noah is locked in as the starting center and is expected to provide the team with some toughness on the interior, freeing up promising second-year power forward Kristaps Porzingis to focus his efforts on the offensive end. When he's on the floor, Noah, who said in August that he's fully recovered from the surgery, should remain a strong source of rebounds, blocks and assists, and figures to see his field-goal percentage rebound at least a little bit after it sunk to an abnormally low level the year before. That being said, Noah's lack of durability and declining impact as a scorer have really damaged his fantasy value the last two seasons, and could both remain issues as he approaches his 32nd birthday in February.

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.