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Clippers cut Joakim Noah, retirement considered

Clippers cut Joakim Noah, retirement considered

As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Clippers have cut Joakim Noah, acquired last season. The pivot would be considering retiring from professional activity, as the player’s agent, Bill Duffy, has indicated to the journalist.

Noah began his illustrious career by winning two consecutive national titles with the University of Florida, before being selected ninth in the 2007 draft by the Chicago Bulls. In his prime with the Illionis franchise, the center earned a reputation as one of the league’s best defenders, and fiercest competitors.

His NBA accolades include his two selections for the All-Star Game (in 2013 and 2014), three times for the All-Defensive Team, and winner of the Defensive Player of the Year in the 2013-14 season. The center averaged 8.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks during his career. After leaving the Bulls in 2016, he went through the New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies and ended up in 2019 with the Clippers, thus completing a 13-season career.

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Injuries cost him continuity in the latter part of his career, limiting him to just 129 games since the 2015-16 season. While his stint with the Clippers last season was mostly testimonial, limited to five games averaging 10 minutes each, it seemed that Noah could find some more shooting to get out of his physical problems. However, the Angelenos seem to have another plan, and have given up the pivot, to make room in the squad with the arrival of Nicolas Batum. (GG) (NBA Maniacs)

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