Joakim Noah is ecstatic right now. Why? Because he just inked a 5-year/$60 million extension with the Bulls.
That can buy a lot of vacations, water pipes and Le Coq Sportifs. I’m very happy for Noah because I know that those are his three most favoritest things in the world.
All of this comes after a very turbulent off-season in which we saw Noah not getting his extension then being traded for Bosh/LeBron/Wade then not getting any extension again and again being trade bate for Denver in exchange for Carmelo. Noah played it real cool all summer (take notes, LeBron) and finally got paid.
You can argue about this being a steal or a rip-off for the Bulls or just read what Kelly has to say about it over on BDL. Personally, I think Noah is the Bulls best player and most important piece. Anytime you can lock up your best player at $12 million a year, you go ahead and do it.
Congrats, Joakim and Chicago!