Dec 11, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) has his shot blocked by New York Knicks power forward Kenyon Martin (3) in the first half of NBA game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Could Chicago Bulls trade Joakim Noah to New York Knicks?


The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks will likely enter free agency as the favorites to land Anthony.

The Bulls need a big upgrade on offense and Anthony could be that missing piece while the Knicks are where Anthony originally wanted to be and can offer him a bigger, longer deal than any other team.

If there is a trade between the Bulls and the Knicks, it would likely be a sign-and-trade that would send Anthony to Chicago, but according to a select few, it could be Bulls’ All-Star center Joakim Noah moving on to New York.

Although it is clearly not likely, Sam Smith of Bulls.com has heard the rumor.

New York is about stars. Plus, they have a shot at LeBron next summer if they hang onto ‘Melo; not if they lose him. So Phil’s got to get a star if he loses Anthony. I’ve heard this one: The Knicks get Noah and the Bulls get Tyson Chandler, a good expiring deal so they can go after Kevin Love next year, and Iman Shumpert, who is from Chicago and a good defender who Thibs would like and Pablo Prigioni, a good backup point if they lose Augustin and Hinrich.

Obviously, this seems like a long shot. The Bulls would basically be starting over and counting on free agents to win them a title, something that did not work out for them in 2010.


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  • Leroy Boyd

    Andrew
    I guess finding anything to write about is ok even thouigh it has no speck of truth or chance of happening. why would the Bulls trade Noah to NY when they would not make the same deal with Denver? Come on man write something with a realistic chance of happening.

  • Skinny Jay

    GTFOH

  • Igloo

    This is just so unlikely for both teams… smh

  • Chad George

    It’s NOT happening…….. They better NEVER!

  • Mike Meraz

    Trade the Defensive player of the year for the Most Ballhogging Player of the year?

    • philip

      Noah is a ball hogger?? the boy got his triple doubles as a center, that dont sound like ballhogging to me.

      • Sticky_Taq

        Might want to read that comment again bud…

  • Dylan Chambers

    Thanks for speculating on unlikely outcomes.

  • Sticky_Taq

    It’s not a rumor, did the author even read Smith’s entire post?

    “Sam: That, of course, is a most unlikely proposition if you know anything about Phil Jackson. I expect we’ll hear these sort of scenarios for months that benefit the Bulls and “give the other guy something.” Ever hear if it sounds too good to be true… then it isn’t? Phil Jackson isn’t about rebuilding, and certainly not going on 69 years old this summer. He couldn’t care less the Knicks have no picks. When he was with the Bulls how many rookies do you ever remember playing major roles? Phil may try a sign and trade with Anthony, and one thing I can see if the Rockets lose in the first round is given they have Asik and that Howard doesn’t score that much more, anyway, I see Phil perhaps trying for Howard for Anthony. I doubt Houston would do that, but that’s what you’ll see from the Knicks if they don’t retain Anthony. Not expiring contracts and reserves. New York is about stars. Plus, they have a shot at LeBron next summer if they hang onto ‘Melo; not if they lose him. So Phil’s got to get a star if he loses Anthony. I’ve heard this one: The Knicks get Noah and the Bulls get Tyson Chandler, a good expiring deal so they can go after Kevin Love next year, and Iman Shumpert, who is from Chicago and a good defender who Thibs would like and Pablo Prigioni, a good backup point if they lose Augustin and Hinrich. The Bulls gets three for one. How could they pass on that? Oh, right, they give up the only good player in the deal. Just what the Knicks might be thinking regarding Anthony.”

    Sam is commenting on how silly the notion of trading Noah is, not unlike this blog post.

  • King & Queen of N.Y.

    THEY BETTER NOT GIVE UP MELO NOT EVEN FOR D ROSE FOH STAYMELO WE WANNA ADD PLAYERS WIT HIM NOT GET RID OF MELO KEEPMELO

  • Julie CzerwinWeaver

    Stop it already!!! Noah is not going anywhere unless the front office does not give him the opportunity to get a ring and have we all forgot that DERRICK ROSE is coming back?? Someone that Lebron had to guard the whole playoff series to win the east? Someone that if was playing the with the Bulls this year would be playing the Pacers right now! Give Thibs a team to work with and quit raising my blood pressure with these articles!