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