You must be Joakim: The best of Bulls' Noah

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You must be Joakim: The best of Bulls' Noah

Monday, Feb. 7, 2011Posted: 8:45 p.m.

By Aggrey Sam
CSNChicago.com

From his unconventional backgroundthe son of a model and a tennis star-turned-rock starand less-than-acclaimed hoops pedigree, to his back-to-back championships at the University of Florida and ascent to the Bulls emotional leader and Chicago fan favorite, Joakim Noah always makes a splash. Fans see his unorthodox game and often brash comments, and make an obvious assumption: Noah is a character.

That he is, but not one without a conscience, as his community efforts and energetic, team-oriented mentality on the court display. After covering him for over a year on the Bulls beat, the complexities of his personality and development of his game have been fascinating to watch, as he has become one of the leagues top players at his position.

With his unparalleled work ethic, boundless enthusiasm and underrated knowledge of the game, Noah, is one of the franchises centerpieces. And while All-Star point guard Derrick Rose is clearly the teams most talented player, it can be argued that Noah can sometimes be considered its most valuable, especially in today's NBA, where true centerslet alone one with rare talentsare scarce. Take an inside look about Noahs journey and what makes the heart and soul of the Bulls tick.
Inside Look with Joakim Noah will air at 7:30 on CSN, immediately before the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz tip off at 8 p.m.

Ways to watch, stream Bulls introductory press conference for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen

Ways to watch, stream Bulls introductory press conference for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen

The Chicago Bulls will introduce Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen today, and you can watch on CSN or live stream at CSNChicago.com/watchlive.

Tune in as coverage starts at 11 a.m. with players set to take the podium. 

The trio was acquired in the Bulls' trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. LaVine is rehabbing from a torn ACL, which cut his strong campaign short last season. Dunn is coming into his second season and was a player Gar/Pax thought highly of in last year's draft. Markkanen is a stretch-four that was drafted out of Arizona with the No. 7 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. 

Read more about the new Bulls in Mark Strotman's scouting report. 

 

Who voted Gar Forman? Executive of the Year conspiracy theories

Who voted Gar Forman? Executive of the Year conspiracy theories

Who voted Gar Forman for the NBA's Executive of the Year award? That's the question on Bulls fans' minds late Monday.

As the Athletic's Sean Highkin tweeted, the Bulls general manager received one vote for the award, sparking speculation from Evanston to Evergreen Park. 

670 The Score's Julie Dicaro had one theory: 

While Locked on Fantasy podcast host believed it was Sam Presti, referencing the midseason Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott trade Gar/Pax made with the Oklahoma City Thunder:

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg went a third route: 

Twitter stays savaging.