Joakim Noah Signs Extension with the Bulls

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In the very definition of irony, the Chicago Bulls and center Joakim Noah became much more likely to part ways today, despite the announcement on a multi-year extension. The new deal does guarantee that Noah will not become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the deal is worth $11 million annually with incentives in place that could take it higher.

Noah made “the leap” last year averaging 10.7 points and 11.0 rebounds while battling plantar fasciitis in his left foot and missing 18 games, because of it. His name surfaced in sign-and-trade rumors involving the Big Three free agents – LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh – this summer. You obviously, know what happened to those three guys.

By Paul M. Banks

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