After nine seasons with the Chicago Bulls, star center Joakim Noah reportedly agreed to sign with the New York Knicks Friday. According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com, the sides agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract.
Shams Charania of The Vertical initially reported a four-year deal had been agreed to.
Noah seemingly confirmed his decision to sign with the Knicks.
Noah, 31, appeared in just 29 games for the Bulls this past season, averaging 4.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and one block per game. His season ended in January when he underwent surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder.
Noah, in his prime, was one of the game’s most dominant rebounding, defensive and passing big men. He was a force for the Bulls down low and was a fixture on Tom Thibodeau’s best teams. He’s a two-time All-Star, a three-time All-Defensive Team selection, the 2013-14 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and a 2013-14 All-NBA First Team selection.