Found January 12, 2013 on HoopStuff:
PLAYERS: Joakim Noah
TEAMS: Chicago Bulls
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Chicago Bulls’ center Joakim Noah may not score like star, but that does not limit his status as one of the best big men in the league. In fact, he has been the best big man in the East so far in the 2012-13 season. He is also indispensable for the Bulls, as their energy and defensive tone setter and vocal leader. He fights for every rebound, every loose ball and is as versatile as they come. There is no doubting that Joakim Noah has become a star in the NBA. Noah’s stat line is extremely impressive, with, 12.5 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.3 steals per game, in 38.6 minutes per game. Those numbers may not be elite, but his incredible defense, hustle and energy do not show up in his stats. His 4.3 assists are first in the NBA among big men and the Bulls are able to run the team through him, whether in the post, at the top of the key, or even in the fast break, as he is a fantastic ball-handler and passer. His court vision is also unheard of for a big man and w...
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