It’s Officially Time to Embrace Joakim Noah Among NBA’s Elite

February 2nd, 2013 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
Joakim Noah has been selected to the All-Star team for the first time in his career, and along with that comes his seat at the table among the elite NBA centers, but where does he fit in the pecking order?

You could make the argument that, all things considered, Noah might be the most important center in the league right now.  The emphasis here is “argument.” Sometimes, the Skip Baylesses of the world want to make it seem as though only extreme and polarizing positions are valid.

However, that’s not always true. What’s good for one team might not be good for another. Therefore, “best rankings” aren’t always gospel. There are a handful of centers in the league who are elite, and Noah has a place alongside any one of them.

In fact, there might not be a better center suited for the Chicago Bulls than Noah. There are three elite two-way centers, and here is why Noah is preferable for the Bulls over each of them. 


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