Clippers Working Out Veteran Center Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah in 2017. Photo by Madison McGaw/BFA/REX/Shutterstock

Los Angeles Clippers have one roster spot left to fill out and veteran center Joakim Noah emerged as a likely candidate to fill it. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Noah is currently in LA and is working out with the Clippers in an attempt to secure a contract.

After securing a buyout from the New York Knicks late in 2018, Noah spent the better part of the previous season with Memphis Grizzlies. He ended up playing 42 games and contributed 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists coming from the bench.

Noah, who had two All-Star appearances as a member of the Chicago Bulls, was previously close to joining Clippers’ cross-town rivals Los Angeles Lakers. And while the Lakers ultimately decided to go with Dwight Howard instead, Noah might be destined to play in Staples Center after all.

While LA Clippers are one of the league’s deepest teams, they could still tweak their rotation with a center. Clippers currently only have Montrezl Harrell and Ivica Zubac as options on this position, so adding another quality player would certainly help them in their hunt for NBA title next season. With his extensive playoff experience, Noah certainly seems like a perfect solution.