Former Bulls Star Joakim Noah Out for Remainder of Knicks' Season
Author: Julie Sanders Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 20:53
Joakim Noah's challenging first year in NY is likely over.
Noah, who has struggled with injuries all year, is likely to have season-ending surgery on his knee, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Noah, who hasn't played since February 6 with what has been termed a left hamstring injury, is the latest Knicks player to have likely played his final game of the season in NY. He has been sidelined for the last seven games with a sore left hamstring. The team hasn't revealed any information pertaining to Noah's knee.
Noah is averaging 5.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 22.1 minutes per game this season.
At 32 and with years of injuries on his body, it's unclear if Noah has a resurgence left in him. Specifically, the veteran big man is expected to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery as his first go-round in NY comes to an abrupt halt. The surgery is expected to be a "clean up" of the knee, league sources said.
Noah, who is in the first year of his mega $72-million contract, had an underwhelming first campaign with the Knicks.