Bulls, Noah agree to extension

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, Last Updated: 12:30 PM ET

CHICAGO, Il. -- The Chicago Bulls and center Joakim Noah have agreed to a multi-year extension.

While terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Chicago Tribune reported on Sunday that the deal was for five years and is worth between $11 million and $12 million per season.

"Joakim is such an integral member of our team and we are very pleased to have reached an agreement with him," said Chicago general manager Gar Forman. "His presence, both on and off of the court, is immeasurable and we look forward to him to continue to improve and develop his game."

Noah appeared in 64 games last year and averaged 10.7 points and 11.0 rebounds. He upped those averages to 14.8 points and 13.0 rebounds in the Bulls' loss to Cleveland in the first round of the playoffs.

The ninth overall pick of the 2007 draft out of Florida, Noah has averaged 7.9 points and 7.9 rebounds over 218 games (140 starts).


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