NBA: Clippers signing Noah for rest of season -- report

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Posted at Jun 21 2020 09:12 AM

NBA: Clippers signing Noah for rest of season -- report 1
In this file photo taken on February 24, 2014 Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls celebrates in the final seconds of their 107-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images North America/AFP.

The Los Angeles Clippers will sign center Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Saturday.

The 35-year-old veteran signed a 10-day contract with the Clippers two days before the coronavirus pandemic forced the league to shut down on March 11. That deal was due to expire next week, per the report.

Noah hasn't played in the NBA this season. He played in 42 games for the Memphis Grizzlies last season and averaged 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

The 6-foot-11, 230-pound Noah spent his first nine seasons (2007-16) with the Chicago Bulls. He was a two-time All-Star as well as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season.

Noah also spent part of two seasons with the New York Knicks during his 12 NBA seasons. He has averages of 8.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 blocked shots in 667 career games (512 starts) since being selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

The Clippers were 44-20 and in second place in the Western Conference at the time of the hiatus. They are part of the NBA's planned 22-team restart in Orlando, Fla., scheduled for late July.

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