The latest news, rumors and analysis surrounding Joakim Noah as he enters 2016 NBA Free Agency.

Friday July 1:

Noah posts picture on Instagram wearing Knicks hat.

Jah bless

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Thursday, Jun. 30:

Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that the Knicks will meet with Noah Friday afternoon in New York.

Ian Begley and Marc Stein of ESPN reported the Knicks are the “strong favorites” to land Noah.

Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post reported Noah “will almost certainly be joining the New York Knicks after free agency begins, with a salary expected to be about $18 million per year.”

Wednesday, Jun. 29:

According to ESPN, the Golden State Warriors are interested in pursuing Noah to bolster their frontcourt.

It’s a smart move considering Festus Ezeli‘s impending free agency and Andrew Bogut‘s injury problems.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that the New York Knicks have a “very high interest” in signing Joakim Noah.

New point guard Derrick Rose is close friends with his former Chicago Bulls teammate, and has already made it clear that he wants a reunion on his new team.

The Knicks need a center to replace the recently traded Robin Lopez, but there are many questions surrounding Noah.

He’s 31-years-old, his health is now an issue as he’ll be coming off shoulder surgery, and his play has significantly declined over the past two seasons. Noah may not be a starter anymore.

Will the Knicks trade Lopez for a broken down Rose and then sign a broken down Noah to replace him?

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