Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah (NYK) – “Sticks” | “Jo” ad

(Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
(Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)


NYK Center: 6’11, 232 lbs; 11th year, Florida

NBA Role: all-around center • Salty DOG

It’s rare to see someone play w/ the raw passion & fire Joakim Noah has etched into every fiber of his basketball being; does whatever it takes to win – Noah’s an excellent leader and team player w/ a never-ending motor of infectious energy; skilled screen setter, great passer out of the high post – finds cutters from the elbow, opens himself up to create shots after slipping screens; rebounds* and defended at elite levels before multiple injuries?; though it’s reiterated every time he’s on National TV, Joakim has a very ugly, sidewinder J nicknamed “the Tornado”; inconsistent 2016-17 campaign – can Noah bounce back next season?

*taking a page out of Ben Wallace’s book, Noah’s mastered the art of tapping loose balls out to teammates – creating extra possessions & padding the rebounding stats without having to fully secure the rock

Signature Shot: ‘the Tornado’

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 77


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Career: 9 points/game, 9.4 rebounds/game, 3 assists/game, 49% FG

First Team All-NBA (2014)

Defensive Player of the Year (2014)

2x All-Star (’13, ’14) starstar

2x NCAA Champion (’06-’07)

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