Los Angeles Clippers Set to Re-sign Former Chicago Bulls Player for Remainder of the Season: Reports

Published 06/21/2020, 12:16 PM EDT


Just days before the current NBA season came to a halt, Joakim Noah signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Unfortunately for him, the coronavirus pandemic threatened to create a global level panic and the league had no other choice but to call off all its games. His last mini-contract is set to expire on June 23, but to his luck, the story does not end on a dull note.

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Los Angeles Clippers plan to re-sign Joakim Noah

For Joakim Noah, a much-needed positivity has come in the sign of the Los Angeles Clippers. Here is what The Athletic’s Shams Charania tweeted on Saturday. “Joakim Noah and the Clippers plan for him to sign a rest of season deal next week, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Current 10-day contracts, including Noah, expire on June 23.”

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This comes in the light of the fact that the teams’ transaction window starts on June 23For Joakim Noah, it is a chance to prove himself once again. The Clippers are a team that looks immensely strong at the moment. The team will be coming out of a much needed physical and mental break. Head coach Doc Rivers, of course, would be hoping to stay on the same tempo when they travel to Orlando. In that case, the experience Noah can bring to the table is immense.

The former Chicago Bulls player competed in seven consecutive playoffs and proved to be a solid center for the team. Thus, signing him for the remainder of the season will definitely be a clever move by the Clippers. 

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With a Defensive Player of the Year award in his resume, Joakim Noah just can’t be ignored. By signing for the Grizzlies last year Noah proved his undying talent. He is the kind of player who could benefit you when used at the right time. He can certainly be a valuable and a risk-free asset for the Los Angeles Clippers. In a season where they positively look like heading to their first-ever finals, every little thing counts. If it all works out, Kawhi Leonard will be a back-to-back title winner. Moreover, Los Angeles will once again be the city of champions, but this time with a different franchise. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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