Apr 25, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) yells on the court against the Washington Wizards in the third quarter in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center. The Bulls won 100-97. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls willing to trade Joakim Noah


The Chicago Bulls are in a situation this offseason where they need to get better right away as their championship window is closing at a rapid pace. Derrick Rose’s noodle knees that can’t seem to keep themselves from tearing have set the Bulls back and it’s causing them to become a bit desperate in their attempts to build a championship roster that has eluded them for three years.

That desperation, at least according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, has led the Bulls to a situation in which they’re willing to deal All-Star center Joakim Noah in order to land either Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love or another marquee superstar name.

According to several NBA sources Sunday, the Bulls have been actively looking to improve the starting lineup at almost any cost, with Derrick Rose the only untouchable player — and not by choice.

Rose being the only untouchable Bulls player is not a surprise but it also shows a bit of discourse in the locker room as the front office continues to be incompetent enough to apparently make players want to leave. That’s not to say Noah wants to leave, but the fact that the Bulls are so desperate that they’re unwilling to shield him from trade talks goes to show just how crazy things are getting.

This isn’t the first time Noah’s name has come up in trade discussions before, and he’s yet to be traded, so at the end of the day this could all be a lot of nothing from the Bulls and Noah may very well remain a large part of Chicago’s future.

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  • Charles Spencer King

    Several unnamed sources…. from a an article that no one can comment on, and you repeat this , in print? What a bunch of daisy chaining hacks….. Journalism and loyalty have left the building… pathetic.

    • Charles Spencer King

      Let me just add…..why I am so critical….They are not even YOUR sources…..Personally, I’d trade Rose before Noah, and Noah for James or Durant, sure, though it would hurt my heart, anyone else, no f’in way Jose.

      • SWIFTSLICK7

        Why do people still read Josh Hill’s articles? He’s an a Heat fanboy posting articles just to irritate you. He never has a credible source listed. He’s just a moronic “blogger” that pretends he’s an journalist. That fool couldn’t spell “Journalistic Integrity” if his life depended on it.

  • Gene Smith

    This article is a load of hog wash!!! There is no way that the bulls will trade Noah, the defensive player of the year.

    • SWIFTSLICK7

      This blogger is a Heat fan just trying to get traffic to the site. Stop. Ignore all these articles. He’s not a journalist now, nor will he ever be. A credible source usually doesn’t go around calling themselves “Josh”.

    • dmpartners

      Tell that to Nene Defensive player of the year yea right , I could beat him in a one on one

  • Max Powers

    They may be serious about making solid offers for Melo or, hopefully, Love, but they aren’t going to trade Noah. That’s just stupid. The whole point of trying to get Melo or Love is to compliment Noah and Rose, not just Rose. You aren’t even sure Rose will play and you aren’t a championship team without Noah.

  • frank dyer

    The only way you trade noah is your starting lineup would be Carmelo , small forward, Rose, shooting guard, Love, center, Gibson, power forward, Augustine, point guard. 2014-2015 nba champions.

    • Megan Hansen

      I don’t know if they’d be able to fit Love and Anthony on the same roster with Gibson’s money there. No way Love takes less than a max contract for a second time and no way Melo takes anything less either.

  • dmpartners

    Noah would be the first one to go If I was the GM . His time is up in Chicago 8 years of silliness, Hand clapping falling on the floor Getting destroyed by Nene in the playoffs was the last straw, Then all of a sudden he has a knee problem yea right. Trade him while he is worth something even though he is worthless,

  • dmpartners

    Lets make the trade