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Joakim Noah

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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 80 games (all starts) for the Bulls in his seventh NBA season, averaged career-highs of 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists along with 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks in 35.3 minutes... Named Defensive Player of the Year... Named to the All-NBA First Team... Named to the All-Defensive First Team

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Chicago): Appeared in 66 games (64 starts) and averaged 11.9 ppg, a team-high 11.1 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.14 bpg, 1.18 spg and 36.8 mpg … he also shot .481 from the field and .751 from the line … selected to the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive First Team … he posted per-game career highs in scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and minutes, as well as free throw shooting … he was the first player in the NBA since Kevin Garnett in 2003-04 to average at least 10.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 4.0 apg and 2.00 bpg, and just the fifth player in the NBA since 1980-81 … recorded 33 double-doubles, including two triple-doubles … led the team in scoring six times, in boards 41 times and in assists 16 times … scored in double-digits 43 times, including seven games with 20 or more points and one game where he went for a season-high 30 points … posted 40 games with 10 or more rebounds, one game with 10-plus assists and one game with 10-plus blocks … earned his first NBA All-Star bid as a reserve on the East squad; he finished with eight points, 10 boards and three assists in 16:12 on All-Star Sunday in Houston … selected to the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive First Team … scored 13 points and had seven rebounds in his first game back after missing eight games with a right foot injury at DET (04/07) ... posted 14 points, 12 rebounds, seven blocks and six assists versus DEN (03/18) … notched a double-double with 18 points and 17 boards at LAL (03/10) ... tallied 21 points, 10 boards, five assists and four blocks versus BKN (03/02) … recorded his second triple-double of the season with 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks versus PHI (02/28); his 23-21-11 performance was the first triple-double that included blocks by a Bull since Artis Gilmore (12/20/77) and the first 20-20-10 triple-double by a Bull since Guy Rodgers (10/18/66) … notched a double-double with 15 points, 17 boards and five assists at NO (02/19) … posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 boards, also dished out four assists at MIL (01/30) … recorded 18 rebounds (his fourth straight game with 15 or more), 13 points and seven assists versus CHA (01/28) … grabbed a team-high 18 boards in addition to scoring 10 points versus DET (01/23) … notched a double-double with 13 points and 12 boards at MIA (01/04) … recorded the second triple-double of his career with 11 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high-tying 10 assists versus BOS (12/18) … tallied 21 points, seven boards, five assists and three blocks at PHI (12/12) … notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, in addition to six assists versus LAC (12/11) … posted career highs with 30 points and 23 boards at DET (12/07) … recorded 13 points, 15 rebounds and five assists at CLE (12/05) … tallied 12 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and one block versus PHI (12/01) … posted his sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 boards, also added five assists and three blocks versus DAL (11/28) … scored 16 points, pulled down 15 rebounds and had eight assists at POR (11/18) … scored 20 points and had nine rebounds, in addition to blocking five shots versus ORL (11/06) … posted 23 points, 10 rebounds, a career-high five steals, three assists and three blocks versus SAC (10/31) … missed 15 games due to plantar fasciitis (02/01-02/04, 03/23-04/05, 04/09-04/14) and one game due to flu-like symptoms (01/02) … spent 11 games on the Inactive List while he was out with his foot ailment … 2013 Playoffs: Played in 12 games (all starts) and averaged 10.8 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.17 bpg, 0.83 spg, 34.1 mpg and shot .437 from the field and .641 from the line … recorded six double-doubles … in Game 7 at BKN (05/04), he posted 24 points (12-17 FG), 14 boards and a playoff career-high six blocks in 40:55 of play.

2011-12 (Chicago): Played in 64 games (64 starts) and averaged 10.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg (10th in the NBA), 2.5 apg, 1.44 bpg (17th in the NBA) and 0.64 spg in 30.4 mpg and shot .508 (14th in the NBA) from the field and .748 from the free throw line … ranked second in the NBA in offensive rebounds (242) and third in offensive boards per game (3.8) … led the team in scoring once, in boards 35 times and in assists six times … scored in double digits 35 times, including three games with 20 or more points … grabbed 10-plus rebounds 35 times … posted a team-high 24 double-doubles (14th in the NBA), including his first career triple-double (13 points, 13 boards and 10 assists versus MIL (02/22) … tallied his 21st double-double of the season with 20 points and 17 boards (13 offensive boards) at DET (04/15) … notched a double-double with 19 points and 12 boards versus DET (03/30) … posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds versus NY (03/12) … tallied his 16th double-double of the year with 11 points and a season-high 18 boards at PHI (03/04) … recorded a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds at SAS (02/29) … posted 15 points and 16 boards versus NO (02/28) … recorded the first triple-double of his career with 13 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists in 29:49 of play versus MIL (02/22) … scored 15 points and grabbed a season-best 16 boards versus BOS (02/16) … tallied 22 points, 11 boards and four blocks versus SAC (02/14) … recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 17 points and 14 rebounds at CHA (02/10) … posted nine points, 12 boards and five assists at NJ (02/06) … recorded 10 points, nine rebounds and four blocks at NY (02/02) … nearly notched a triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists at WAS (01/30) … finished with 15 points, 16 boards (eight OR), four assists, three steals and three blocks versus MIL (01/27) …tallied his fifth double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 boards versus IND (01/25) … recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds versus PHO (01/17) … scored 19 points (9-10 FT) and added eight boards and four assists at LAC (12/30) … missed one game with a left ankle sprain (01/21) and one game with flu-like symptoms (03/10) … posted one DNP-CD due to injury … 2012 Playoffs: Played in three games (all starts) and averaged 15.0 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.33 bpg and 0.67 spg in 33.0 mpg, while shooting .731 from the field and .636 from the line … scored 12 points, grabbed 13 boards and added three assists and two blocks versus PHI (04/28) … tallied 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists versus PHI (05/01) …

2010-11 (Chicago): He played in 48 games (48 starts) and averaged 11.7 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.50 bpg, 1.00 spg, 32.8 mpg, .525 from the floor and .739 from the line … led the Bulls in scoring twice, in rebounds 27 times and in assists three times … posted 34 games with 10 or more points and two games with more than 20 points … he grabbed 10-plus boards 28 times and was third on the team in double-doubles with 21 … tallied 11 points, eight rebounds and tied a season-high with six blocks at CLE (04/08) … finished with nine points, 10 boards and a season-high six blocks versus MIN (12/11) … recorded 17 points, 16 boards and four assists at DEN (11/26) … finished with 17 points, 15 boards, five assists and two steals at PHO (11/24) … tallied 19 points, 13 boards, four steals and three blocks at LAL (11/23) … posted 10 points, 17 boards and five assists at DAL (11/19) … scored a career-high 26 points (10-10 FT) and added 12 boards at BOS (11/05) … scored 15 points, grabbed a game-high 17 boards and added three blocks versus DET (10/30) … notched a double-double with 18 points and a game-high 19 boards in the opener at OKC (10/27) … missed 30 games after surgery on his right hand to repair a torn ulna collateral ligament (12/18-02/17) … missed one game with flu-like symptoms (03/15) … sat out three games with a sprained right ankle (03/30-04/02) … as a result of his injuries, he appeared on the team’s Inactive List 33 times … 2011 Playoffs: Started all 16 games and recorded 8.7 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.06 bpg, 1.00 spg, 33.1 mpg and shot .411 from the field and .725 from the line … posted four double-doubles … tallied nine games with 10-plus boards … scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds at IND (04/23) … went for 19 points, 14 boards and three steals versus ATL (05/04) …

2009-10 (Chicago): Played in 64 games (54 starts) and averaged 10.7 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.56 bpg and 30.1 mpg … shot .504 from the field and .744 from the line … established career highs in scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, minutes played and field goal shooting … was one of nine players in the NBA to average a double-double … led the Bulls in scoring twice, in rebounds a team-high 41 times and in assists twice … he scored 10-plus points 37 times, including three games with 20 or more points … posted double-digit rebound totals in a team-high 39 games … led the Bulls with 28 double-doubles … scored 21 points, had 13 boards and four assists at CHA (04/13) … grabbed 16 rebounds to go along with his nine points and three blocks versus BOS (04/13) … recorded 18 points, 19 boards and tied his career high with seven assists at TOR (04/11) … tallied 16 points, nine boards and four blocks at NJ (04/09) … notched his 26th double-double of the season with 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks versus CLE (04/08) … posted a team-high 11 rebounds to go along with his eight points and two blocks versus MIL (04/06) … scored 11 points and grabbed 16 rebounds versus CHA (04/03) … recorded his 23rd double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 boards versus PHO (3/30) … posted 13 points, 18 boards and three blocks at NO (01/29) … scored 13 points and added 11 rebounds, a career-high tying four steals and two blocks at OKC (01/27) … scored 19 points (9-10 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds at PHO (01/22) … recorded 14 points, 15 boards and three blocks at LAC (01/20) … scored 17 points and grabbed 15 boards versus WAS (01/15) … scored 15 points, hauled down 11 boards and blocked four shots at BOS (01/14) … tallied his 18th double-double with 16 points and 11 boards versus DET (01/11) … posted 20 points, nine boards, four assists and two steals versus MIN (01/09) … scored 10 points and brought down 18 rebounds at MIL (01/08) … had 13 points, eight boards and two blocks at CHA (01/05) … notched his 16th double-double with 14 points, a team-high 14 boards and two blocks versus OKC (01/04) … recorded 15 points and a career-high tying 21 rebounds at DET (12/31) … scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds and added four blocks versus NO (12/26) … scored 10 points and tied his career high with 21 boards at NY (12/22) … had 10 points and 10 boards versus SAC (12/21) … scored 15 points and grabbed nine boards versus NY (12/17) … posted 11 points, 20 rebounds (career-high 14 offensive) and a season-high six blocks versus LAL (12/15) … scored 18 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds versus GS (12/11) … tallied nine rebound and five blocks versus NJ (12/08) … posted 10 boards at CLE (12/04) … grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds to go along with his seven points, five assists and three blocks in a career-high 45:51 versus DET (12/02) … notched his ninth double-double with 16 points and 17 boards at MIL (11/30) … tallied 12 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks at LAL (11/19) … posted 15 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks at SAC (11/17) … finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds versus PHI (11/14) … posted 12 points, 11 boards and four assists at TOR (11/11) … scored 12 points and grabbed a career-best 21 rebounds versus DEN (10/10) … scored a career-high 21 points (10-12 FG) and added 16 rebounds, four blocks and three assists versus CHA (11/07) … recorded 16 points (7-10 FG), 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks at BOS (10/30) … posted 10 points and 10 boards in 29:56 versus SAN (10/29) … missed 18 games with Left Foot Plantar Fasciitis (01/23, 02/05-02/19, 03/19) … 2010 Playoffs: Started all five games for the Bulls, and averaged 14.8 ppg, 13.0 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.80 spg, 1.40 bpg, 37.6 mpg and shot .528 from the field and .947 from the line (18-19 FT) … scored 25 points and added 13 boards and three assists at CLE (04/19) … scored 10 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and added five assists, two steals and two blocks versus CLE (04/22) … posted 21 points and 20 rebounds against CLE (04/25) …

2008-09 (Chicago): Appeared in 80 games, with 55 starts, and averaged 6.7 ppg, 7.6 rpg (T-26th in the NBA), 1.38 bpg (15th in the NBA), 1.3 apg and 0.61 spg in 24.2 mpg … shot career highs from the floor, .556 and from the line .676 … registered a career-best nine double-doubles … recorded 20 games with 10 or more rebounds … led the Bulls in scoring once and in rebounds 24 times … registered 110 total blocked shots … posted 19 games with 10 or more points … scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds versus TOR (04/15) … went for his ninth double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and added four assists at DET (04/13) … notched his eighth double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds and added a career-high seven assists versus CHA (04/11) … recorded his seventh double-double with 12 points and 10 boards versus NJ (04/04) … finished with 16 points and six rebounds at TOR (03/29) … posted 10 points and seven rebounds versus MIA (03/26) … recorded his sixth double-double with 15 points and 10 boards versus DET (03/24) … scored 13 points and grabbed nine boards at PHI (03/13) … notched his fifth double-double with 11 points and a team-high 15 boards at MIA (03/09) … grabbed a team-high 13 boards versus MIL (03/06) … posted his fourth double-double with 14 points and 17 boards, also added four blocks versus GS (03/04) … notched his third double-double of the season with 10 points and 15 boards versus HOU (02/28) … had nine points and nine boards at WAS (02/27) … scored 14 points and grabbed eight boards versus ORL (02/24) … grabbed a team high 12 rebounds at IND (02/22) … tallied 13 points and seven rebounds versus DEN (02/20) … grabbed a team-high 11 boards versus MIA (02/12) … posted eight points and 10 boards at DAL (02/07) … scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds at NO (02/04) … tallied 17 points, six rebounds and three blocks at SAC (01/30) … posted 10 points, eight boards and four blocks at LAC (01/28) … recorded his second double-double of the season with 14 points, 10 boards and a season-high seven blocks at MIN (01/25) … notched a team-high 11 rebounds versus ATL (01/20) … had seven points, a season-high 18 rebounds and three blocks at NY (01/19) … recorded his first double-double of the year with a season-high 19 points (a career-high 11-13 FT) and 11 boards versus ORL (12/31) … had eight points, seven boards and a season-high four blocks at NJ (12/27) … grabbed nine rebounds (eight offensive) versus UTA (12/20) … grabbed 14 rebounds versus PHO (11/07) … posted two DNP-CDs … 2009 Playoffs: Started all seven games and averaged 10.1 ppg, a team-best 13.1 rpg (third in the NBA), 2.3 apg, 2.14 bpg (fourth in the NBA), 38.7 mpg and shot a team-high .510 from the field … posted three double-doubles and six games with 10 or more boards … scored 11 points, grabbed 17 boards and blocked three shots in Game 1 at BOS (04/18) … tallied 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists and four blocks in Game 2 at BOS (04/20) … finished with 12 points, 10 boards, three assists and three blocks in Game 4 versus BOS (04/26) … posted 11 points and 17 rebounds in Game 5 at BOS (04/28) …

2007-08 (Chicago): Appeared in 74 games as a rookie and started 31 times … averaged 6.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.92 spg and 0.86 bpg in 20.7 mpg … shot .482 from the floor and .691 from the free throw line … in his 31 starting assignments, he averaged 9.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.23 spg and 1.16 bpg in 28.3 mpg … registered eight double-doubles … had 174 offensive rebounds – the fourth most by a rookie in franchise history … 23 games of 10-plus points … had 13 points and a career-high 20 rebounds (10 offensive, 10 defensive) versus CLE (03/06) … made his first career start versus MIN (01/29) and responded with 10 points and 13 boards … three games of 15-plus rebounds, including one game with 20 boards … missed three games with a right ankle sprain (10/31, 11/02-11/03) … had three DNP-CDs.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected in the first round (ninth overall) by Chicago in the 2007 NBA Draft (06/28/07) … signed to a contract extension by the Bulls (10/05/10).

COLLEGE:
Helped lead the University of Florida to back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007 … named Most Outstanding Player of the 2006 NCAA Tournament Final Four … was Second Team All-America as a junior and named First Team All-SEC his sophomore and junior years … set the NCAA Tournament record for blocked shots in a single tournament with 29 … ended his college career with 1,124 points, good for 34th in Florida’s record books … finished ranked second all-time at Florida in career field goal percentage (.612) and rejections (186) … recorded 15 double-doubles as a Gator … shot .600 or better every year he was at Florida (Frosh: .600, Soph: .627, Jr: .607) … posted averages of 12.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg and 1.80 bpg and was selected to the SEC All-Tournament Team his junior year … during his sophomore campaign, he posted a collegiate-best 14.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg and 2.40 bpg … he led the SEC, and finished third in the NCAA, in field goal percentage at .627 … scored 16 points (7-9 FG) and swatted an NCAA Championship Game record six shots against UCLA in 2006.

PERSONAL:
Name is pronounced JO-keem Noah … majored in Anthropology at Florida … father, Yannick, was the 1983 French Open champion and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame … mother, Cecilia Rodhe, was Miss Sweden in 1978 … is an avid Bob Marley fan … speaks fluent French … established the Noah’s Arc Foundation (NAF) to help children develop confidence and a stronger sense of self through a powerful combination of the physicality and discipline of sports and the open mindedness of art; NAF’s mission is to empower children through the means of sports and arts … in 2010 in Queens, N.Y., he hosted the Second Annual Stickman Classic Basketball Tournament, which provided local children the opportunity to play basketball while developing artistic skills through complimentary courses in ceramics and other disciplines (all art instruction was provided by his mother, Cecilia Rodhe) … hosted a rally as part of the Bulls and Kia Surprise School Supply Challenge to deliver school supplies to students at Lathrop Elementary School … made a personal donation to the holiday food drive benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository … while he was injured in January 2011, he invited a dozen local children to celebrate MLK Day and join him in the Bulls’ locker room and watch Chicago’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day matinee victory over the Memphis Grizzlies … he participated in a holiday party for Chicago Housing Authority children, as well as USO families who had loved ones serving overseas during the holidays—he distributed gifts to the children and helped decorate Christmas trees that were later donated to CHA senior facilities … visited Rush Children’s Hospital and delivered gifts and spent time with patients and families … made a personal food donation to the Chicago Bulls and Midway Moving & Storage Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository … hosted a tribute event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Boys and Girls Club in Chicago … participated in the Chicago Bulls Division Navy Recruit Swearing-in Ceremony at the Berto Center … participated in Basketball without Borders 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa … took part in the Kanye West Foundation’s Back to School Event for over 350 students … participated in a Read To Achieve reading time-out with the Chicago Lighthouse and the Hadley School for the Blind … created a PSA for the Museum of Science and Industry … participated in Dick’s Sporting Goods “Shop with the Bulls” event during the holidays … hosted an in-classroom discussion with 23 students from Martin Luther King College Prep High School to celebrate the Martin Luther King Day holiday … participated in the Field Museum’s George Washington Carver exhibit with 30 students from the James Jordan Boys & Girls Club in honor of Black History Month … in the summer of 2008, he hosted a Bulls Day at the Taste of Chicago, where he signed autographs and led a basketball clinic for fans … attended the Chicago Bulls Basketball Camp for children held at the Bulls/White Sox Training Academy … attended the Bulls/Verizon Wireless Charity Golf Outing during the summer of 2008.

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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 232 lbs./ 105.2 kg
Born: February 25, 1985
From: University of Florida
Draft: 1st Round (9th pick) 2007 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2007
Years Pro: 7
Previous Teams:
  Chicago Bulls 2007 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Florida/USA

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