Joakim Noah would play in just seven games last season. And, he didn’t start a single one of them. The year before that, he would play in just 46 games — starting all of them. The former Defensive Player of the Year (2013-14) isn’t nearly the same player he once was. But it looks like he’s going to get one more chance to prove himself.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, he and the Memphis Grizzlies are on the verge of agreeing to a one-year deal. It will be for the league minimum, and they’re likely to finalize it next week.
Noah will travel to Memphis on Sunday and sign his one-year deal with the Grizzlies early next week, league sources said. Memphis (12-8) has targeted Noah as backup center all season. https://t.co/zOMqRi2mnj
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 30, 2018
The Grizzlies have been in the market for a veteran big man for two weeks. Thus, they hope to sign Noah to build depth behind Marc Gasol and Jaren Jackson Jr. He’s already 33 years old. And again, he played in just seven games for the New York Knicks last season before being waived. The other question that remains to be answered is whether or not he will be bringing back the double pistols.
Because if not, then what’s the point?