Joakim Noah agrees to one-year deal with Grizzlies
Joakim Noah was waived by the New York Knicks more than a month ago, and the veteran big man has finally found a new home.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Noah has agreed to a one-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. The deal will be for the veteran’s minimum.
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
Noah, 33, is nowhere near the impact player he used to be, and he played in just seven games with the Knicks last season. His time with the franchise came to a rather ugly end, so it’s possible a fresh start could invigorate him if he’s healthy. From the Grizzlies standpoint, there wasn’t much risk in signing a player who has the potential to provide decent depth for their 12-8 team.