A former Chicago Bulls fan favorite will sign with a powerhouse contender and now have a shot at being a 2020 NBA Champion.
Though the Chicago Bulls will not resume their 2019-2020 season when it picks up next month, fans should still find watching NBA basketball a breath of fresh air. After all, we haven’t seen it in over three months, and now the league is set to resume in Orlando with a unique plan in place.
One of the teams guaranteed to make some noise in the playoffs when they kick off is the Los Angeles Clippers. In fact, arguably the top two favorites in the Western Conference belong in L.A., with the other being the Lakers. We could be in for one heck of a conference finals.
If there was one area of need going into a stretch run for Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers, it would be some depth in the front court — and I mean a true center. That’s what they need.
Fortunately for them, veteran center Joakim Noah was ready for the call. It appears Noah will have a real shot at an NBA title after it was reported over the weekend he will sign with the Clippers for the remainder of the season.
As The Athletic’s Shams Charania pointed out, his original 10-day contract was set to expire on the 23rd of this month, because that’s when teams transaction windows officially close. Thankfully, Los Angeles decided to keep him around for the remainder of the year.
Last season with the Memphis Grizzlies, Noah proved yet again just how talented he is and that he can still offer plenty of juice for any NBA team. But, the chance to add some serious experience and depth on a contender like the Clippers?
Bulls fans have to be happy for him, that’s for sure.
Noah gave his heart and soul, blood sweat and tears for the Bulls organization for nine years. He went from a somewhat questionable draft pick and what many called an immature personality, to an NBA Defensive Player of the Year and one of the most well-rounded, physical and feared centers in basketball.
Now, though fans don’t get to see the Bulls on the court any longer, they will get to see one of their most beloved big men in team history have a shot to win it all.
Noah may be 35 years old, but if you follow him at all on his social media accounts, you know he keeps himself in tip-top shape. The guy still loves working out and being outdoors. He’s been ready for this opportunity.