The Washington Wizards are prepared to make a major offer to Joakim Noah in free agency.
Washington will offer Noah a full maximum contract, according to the report.
Noah is coming off shoulder surgery that ended his season in January.
Noah is expected to leave the Chicago Bulls this offseason and they traded for Robin Lopez previously this week. A source said Noah has no intentions of re-signing with the Bulls and is ready to move on this offseason.
The New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks are also preparing major offers to Noah.
“If teams are convinced Noah is healthy, he will get a max deal, and Washington is panicking because Nene is done and they didn’t make the playoffs last season,’’ said one GM. “They’ll overpay for Noah — they always do.’’