Following the news Bradley Beal and Chandler Parsons had signed maximum contracts, another former Gator has followed suit.
The Vertical and ESPN reported Friday that Joakim Noah has agreed to the frameworks of a four-year/$72 million contract with the New York Knicks.
If the contract gets signed, Noah will be reunited with his former Chicago Bulls teammate, Derrick Rose.
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Noah reportedly flew from New York to Orlando on Friday to meet with Knicks’ general manager Phil Jackson.
The 31-year-old center appeared in 29 games last season with the Bulls, averaging 4.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and one block in just 21.9 minutes per game. He experienced multiple shoulder injuries that resulted in surgery on his left shoulder in January.
However, the Knicks and Noah’s camp reportedly remain optimistic he will return to the All-Star level of years’ past. Noah won the Defensive Player of the Year in the 2013-14 season.
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He won two national championships in his three years at the University of Florida before the Bulls drafted him with the No. 9 overall pick.