Joakim Simon Noah is a professional basketball player who plays as a center for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He played College basketball for Florida. The Chicago Bulls selected Noah with the ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. He is a two-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA First Team in 2014 when he also was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Noah had a successful college career, being part of the Florida Gator's team which won back to back NCAA championships in 2006 and 2007. He was important for them both offensively and .defensively.
The Chicago Bulls selected Noah as the ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.
On February 22, 2012, Noah recorded his first career triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks. It was the first triple-double by a Bulls center since 1977.
On December 7, 2012, Noah recorded his career highs of 30 points and 23 rebounds in a win against the Detroit Pistons, He was named as a reserve in the 2013 NBA All-Star game.
He was named as an All-Star reserve for the 2nd time in his career, On April 21, 2014, Noah was awarded the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. He is the second Chicago Bull player ever to win the award, after Michael Jordan. He was named in the All-NBA first team in 2014.
On July 8, 2016, Noah signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the New York Knicks. His time there has been underwhelming and marked by injuries and suspensions.