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Joakim Noah reportedly planning to join the Los Angeles Clippers for workouts

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    Joakim Noah reportedly planning to join the Los Angeles Clippers for workouts


    By Rob Schaefer September 23, 2019 6:47 PM

    In what could be defined as a “Hollywood as hell” move, Joakim Noah is planning to join the Los Angeles Clippers for workouts this week, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Noah played 42 games with the Memphis Grizzlies last season after being bought out of his mammoth four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks in October.

    The Clippers currently have 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster, and the only real centersin their rotation are Montrezl Harrell and Ivica Zubac, so there’s a decent chance Jo could stick around and contribute. He certainly gave Memphis their money’s worth on a vet minimum deal last year at a time when it seemed like his days playing in the NBA were dwindling. In those 42 games, Noah averaged 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in just 16.5 minutes per contest, and the Grizzlies’ general friskiness as a team -- even in the midst of a rebuild -- in 2018-19 can be at least somewhat attributed to the intensity Noah still brings game-in game-out.

    On a team like the Clippers, which is flush with exemplary perimeter defenders and above-average shooters at guard and wing, Noah could be a great fit to provide some energy and playmaking in limited minutes off the bench. He also provides a wealth of experience in high-leverage moments and playoff series from his time with the Bulls.

    And not for nothing, with the crosstown Lakers set to be a force in the Western Conference, keeping Noah around would open the door for some good ol’ fashioned LeBron James antagonization that would surely bring Bulls fans back to the early 2010s. Charania also said that Noah was a finalist for a spot with the Lakers before they signed Dwight Howard, so I suppose if you can't join 'em, you might as well try to beat 'em.

    All in all, it’s good to see Jo sticking around the league as a savvy, spark plug veteran -- a role that suits him to perfection. If it works out with the Clips, it’ll be fun to watch him on a contending team in a major market once again.



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    Better signing than Tyson Chandler IMO.
     
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    To be fair, the Rockets probably inquired about Noah, but Noah seems to be seeking lifestyle in addition to the chance to play for a contender. Joakim appears to want to play for a LA contender, live in his nice Malibu spread, and be closer to this lovely lady:

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    Noah would be a great for the Clips. Defensive minded team and coach. Noah would be the best defensive and rebounding 5 on that roster. His production in limited minutes last year was impressive. I’ve always loved the energy he brings. If the Clips can get similar production in 12-16 minutes per game their team defense will become even more ridiculous.

    That being said I hope he fails his physical. Just the Rockets fan in me. They don’t need anymore quality depth.
     
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    i guess the clipper woke up and realized noah is a scrub
     
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    No sweat off Noah’s brow, he’s still getting checks from the Knicks. These training camp invites mean nothing anyway, Thabeet is working out with the Knicks, does anyone think he’s making a comeback.
     
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    I would like to be closer to that lady as well. Like, really close.
     
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    You got no chance lol. She likes really tall guys that are millionaires.
     
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