2016-17 stats: 46 G, 5.0 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 0.8 BPG
Salary: $17 million
Noah, like Rose, was great with the Bulls. Then he went to the Knicks. Things have gone downhill fast for Noah since he was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. For illustration, here’s a side-by-side comparison of his 2013-14 statline and his line from this season:
2013-14: 12.6 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 5.4 APG, 5.4 SPG, 1.5 BPG
2016-17: 5.0 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 2.2 APG, 0.7 SPG, 0.8 BPG
Noah’s defensive rating, which measures an estimated points allowed by a player per 100 possessions, has also declined sharply, from a league-best 96 in 2014 to a career-worst 108 last season. However, he’ll be making big bucks for years to come, as his four-year, $72 million contract runs through 2020. You can thank Phil Jackson for that one, Knicks fans. Oh, and Noah also failed a drug test and received a 20-game suspension.