Knicks’ Joakim Noah expected to miss six months after rotator cuff surgery
The Knicks received some bad news Thursday when they learned starting center Joakim Noah will be out for six months following right shoulder surgery, the team announced.
Noah, a former All-Star center, had similar surgery last season with the Bulls that limited him to 29 games. He played in just 46 games this season after signing a four-year, $72 million deal with the Knicks last summer.
Despite the expected lofty pay raise, Westbrook’s return has been a point of concern in OKC, but he helped ease some Thunder worries Wednesday evening when he praised the team and city.
Everybody knows that I like Oklahoma City and I love being here and I love everybody here. But I haven’t even thought about that [contract extension], Westbrook said, via ESPN.com. Obviously, Oklahoma City is a place that I want to be.
Westbrook enjoyed a historic season with an NBA-record 42 triple-doubles. He said the appearances by NBA legends such as Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson were not only great for him, but for the entire city, too.
I’ve never even thought about any of those things happening, being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, having Michael Jordan come and speak and induct me, Westbrook said. That’s something that you could never dream of.
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