Joakim Noah has spent his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. For five of his 10 seasons with the franchise, he played under Tom Thibodeau. It is no secret that they have had a great relationship and it looks like they could rekindle that going into the 2016-17 season.
Noah is 31 years old and is going to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He wants out of Chicago and the latest rumors have him interested in going to play for his former coach, who was hired as the new head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves in late April.
SportingNews reported: “Thibodeau has targeted Joakim Noah, who is an unrestricted free agent and has interest in leaving Chicago and re-joining Thibodeau. When they were together in Chicago, Noah developed and thrived under Thibodeau, finishing fourth in the MVP voting in 2013-14.”
Noah played in just 29 games during the 2015-16 season and came off the bench 27 times. He scored 4.3 points per game and 38.3 percent from the field, giving him his worst year in the league yet.
However, his struggles could have something to do with him not meshing with new head coach Fred Hoiberg. A move to the Timberwolves might be the best thing for him throughout the rest of his career.
It would also do wonders for Thibodeau’s squad, who seem to be on the verge of a breakthrough with young stars like NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins.
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