Report: Ex-Bulls center Joakim Noah expected to sign with Knicks

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Joakim Noah is expected to sign with the New York Knicks for $18 million a year, reports The Washington Post’s Tim Bontemps. 

ESPN’s Marc Stein also reported that multiple teams see New York as a “big favorite” to land Noah once free agency begins on July 1. 

Noah, who underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder in January, averaged 4.3 points and 8.8 rebounds in 29 games for the Chicago Bulls last season. The 31-year-old was picked ninth by Chicago in 2007 out of Florida. 

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Last week, the Bulls traded guard Derrick Rose to New York in exchange for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon. The Knicks also received Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick.

Rose and Noah played seven seasons together in Chicago. The Knicks finished 32–50 during the 2015–16 season. 

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