After acquiring Derrick Rose, the New York Knicks set their sights on another player from the Chicago Bulls.
The New York Knicks made a huge splash today when they acquired former NBA MVP Derrick Rose in a trade with the Chicago Bulls.
The Knicks may not be done yet. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, some within the organization have now set their sights set on another Bulls player.
Joakim Noah, that is.
After trading Robin Lopez in the deal for D-Rose, the Knicks are now shopping for a new center, and Noah, logically, is one of the guys they’re pursuing. Noah’s days with the Bulls appear to be numbered after Lopez was acquired.
Will Noah end up in the Big Apple and will he be a good fit for the Knicks?
His last couple season might not appear so. Noah played in only 29 games this past season due to injuries and only averaged just over 4 points per game on 38% shooting.
Noah, however, still plays good defense and on a Knicks team who has struggled defensively in recent seasons, he would bring a lot of that to the table.
With Derrick Rose on board, some in the Knicks organization want to make a run at Joakim Noah. Details: https://t.co/N8YU0Sddru
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 22, 2016
Not to mention, Noah is also one of the most energetic players in the game and so his energy and hustle will definitely bring some life to this Knicks squad that could use any sort of uplifting.
Finally because he has struggled in recent years, Noah could be signed pretty cheap.
While he may not be the same effective player he was offensively, Noah’s defense, energy and possible cheap product could benefit the Knicks.
Noah is a native New Yorker and he grew up a Knicks fan so joining the franchise he grew up loving, could possibly revive his career and get him going again.
Bring Noah in.