NBA Veteran Joakim Noah Agrees to 10-Day Contract With Clippers

Joakim Noah at New York Fashion Week in 2017. Photo by Madison McGaw/BFA/REX/Shutterstock

Los Angeles Clippers are adding another proven NBA veteran to their roster. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Clippers have agreed to a deal with two-times All-Star Joakim Noah.

Wojnarowski reports that Noah will first sign a 10-day contract, but is expected to remain with the franchise until the end of the season. Clippers have monitored the 35-year-old for some time now and determined that his size and defensive capability would give suit their game plan.

Prior to acquiring Noah, Clippers have also added two potentially impactful players in Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson in order to fuel their championship run this year. Morris was acquired in a trade with New York Knicks, while Jackson joined the team after agreeing to a buyout with Detroit Pistons.

Joakim Noah hasn’t played at all this season, although he was working out with a number of teams, including Los Angeles Lakers. He spent the 2018/19 with Memphis Grizzlies, where he averaged 7.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 42 games.

Noah played his best basketball with Chicago Bulls, where he spent the first nine years of his NBA career. During his time in Chicago, he made two All-Star appearances, had a First-Team All-NBA selection, and received NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2014.