CTL on Noah leading Bulls
Wed, 19 Dec 2012|
The Chicago Tribune Live panel discusses Joakim Noah's leadership - 12/19
Joking all always gives a little extra when he faces Kevin Garnett the Celtics last night he took it to another level no messed around. And had his second career triple double eleven points. Thirteen rebounds. Ten assists as the Bulls won 1891. Triple double viable player against Boston since Tony Kukoc back in 95 for know what. It's a continuation of his breakout season with a Rose out. If you look at Noah and the team's MVP thus far. Oh absolutely yeah he's the guy he's the point center as he likes to golf and it's -- actually a legit so if you have a guy. Like that who can see a whole floor is whipping around passes. I caught the Celtics lead that a few times yes I mean put your hands up and deny that they're not gonna do it know it took advantage he's. Look at -- you look at like the wild thing is still being the guy that this offense needs to run I think all things great NBA player he really is he's not a first tier guy I think he's a great second tier guy. What -- knows how to do so well is he understands the game and he understands angles he's improved his jump shot I mean. It's ugly to watch them go wrong it is awful but now it's going to end and I get told KC Johnson all year I think I know is having his best season he's an all couple years going was good. The guy has really turned into a phenomenal pro he's put this team on his back he got -- first place yeah there right now they're the number three seed. If the playoffs started today -- but the Bulls do it everything they can YD roses. I'm very inject a little -- negativity and I don't mind having just today and do a little little work the Bulls have. And fourteen wins right four of them over teams that are 500 or better. Those -- the other 11 of them is even. Nine against teams that are minus 62 -- -- that doesn't include doubling up on one slight minus fifty. So I mean. Right now they they've beaten one really good team the next -- weren't -- -- thirteen to end the 500. There are a good team not a really good team they're they're three or four games over 500 right now. I mean I just don't think they're I think the Bulls are playing as well as they can I think Noah is number 1230 my MVP list. But I just thought I haven't seen any of that team that says that they're running and survived one round of the playoffs I can't wait to see your -- as we start talking about the -- situation just a second put up. With more on the no situation this year in the NBA all star balloting they're not and have a center position. On the ballot but he should get the all star not. Has he moved to the un tradable category uses as you look forward I mean whatever they do this year are all well and good but it's all about. Being ready next year when. Do you use him that's a piece to get sick Kevin Love or has no was current productivity. Change your mind about him being maybe not straight up. Kevin Love pretty awesome and you get it you can get him I give up a lot but down. I love guys like Noah you know it's going to -- and was when the Bulls the really good in the nineties because he doesn't need a lot of shots. He does all that stuff that a lot of players don't wanna do. And -- you see in there he's expanded his game I disagree I think he's a lot better than rod I think -- it was Greek specialty guy and he was great when he was around other great players because he plays such a specific role. -- played -- great players in Detroit and we were better players on the Bulls and he just that we had to do with no lists as a complete team aspect. As far as getting guys shots I think the Bulls need to make a commitment to know or make it into law thing. And both those guys are really really good players that are they first tier guys know but I think they're great. Number three guys -- give Derrick Rose number one. I think they have to add in that number two because Boozer is not that got calls -- the -- of great numbers -- just not a number to have committed to know I mean always got the long term deals and and might have heard that a rod was thought that there -- player just that. No it even if he gets six or seven shots and games cry about it and I was on a bad night. No I was gonna get myself get to fifteen rebounds that's the big bat that's where you get a little bit of the Rodman equation in America on a bet that Noah -- is gonna do something for you now every night I I don't seem. Any reason to trade -- I think that you put rows back in that team right now at the end presume let's presume that was an argument and Wallin. Not playing as well I think that becomes a pretty good basketball team. I don't think you can keep both guys are being keep Noah and Deng and Derrick Rose too pretty leave on I don't think you can afford Boozer if someone has gonna have the golf -- you had to pick between day and Noah who who would you I I think it's -- no Bernie take you'd take no I mean it's a no brainer because he knows how to play so well -- -- to rebound. -- puts up really solid numbers I just don't think he's -- next level type guy if no extra three guys you really really nice team. Also to get another two guys they have to get someone who could score. That is the fall with the Bulls have been saying this for three years ago guess somebody put the ball the basket they looked miserable against the Grizzlies and last night they got a hunch thing. Yeah I mean the rip Hamilton -- he was supposed to solve that -- I continue that they're kind of just grasping at -- there because he's older and -- and injured and it's been injured ankle that was tomorrow -- the window was to win last year this year obviously what he had timeline changed so yeah I mean they drive billions they tried -- you know shifted brewer all those guys are supposed to be -- that hasn't worked out to right they -- they are -- an extra the other side of -- -- team. Kind of maturing as a player you got rid of that six shooter thing in the wake of the tragedy in not Connecticut. You know maybe something little to some people may be bigger and others but I -- just another sign of where this guy's head is that. Something that maybe went. We son drafted by the Bulls we didn't expect to see from joking down the road. Yeah I got from a goof ball to a guy who you -- reflects his upbringing very international. You know New York Europe all these -- influences dedicated Pryor when he was eighteen at Seymour the world the most of the Sierra lives so. I do like it very mature had some really good tweets about about gun control about all the positions I grew up and Noah and I've known since fourteen years all we've played against each other in Queens and on Long Island and he was a kid and then we went to Florida I think he experienced lot of success and -- anybody who experiences success at that young age he went -- a had a little bit and when he came to the ball's out that you worked as hard as he should of but I think I can speak from experience when you go from 23 to thirty. Those years you grow the most difficult to get some money -- figure out I -- -- do -- that money where I wanna go all my life my career. And I -- I -- this day. He's become a man he's gone from a boy to a man you see the way he plays on the floor how he's taking care of his body and it's really something a -- to -- testament to him because. I'll be honest coming. All I I couldn't see this as an idea that you know these and I did not think he was gonna be this great a pro I was like act. His offensive gains a little weak right but he has taken his body to the next level that's the -- he knows the game is off the charts.