What makes Joakim Noah a good 'All-Star center?'

What makes Joakim Noah a good 'All-Star center?'
January 21, 2014, 1:15 pm
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Joakim Noah has plenty of support for being an All Star.

But outside of the "does he deserve it" conversation, there's another point to consider: Noah would make a good "All-Star center."

That's to say the skills that make him so valuable to the Bulls would make him a joy to play with on an All-Star team. After describing what makes Noah a worthy All Star, NBA.com's Steve Aschburner explained that thought on SportsTalk Live.

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"He's done everything they've asked of him. He's had even less help now, the emotional roller coaster with Derrick (Rose)'s second injury and Luol Deng being gone. To me, where he's opened eyes has been as a facilitator of the offense," Aschburner said. "He releases the pressure in the midst of possessions, he's able to find guys, very good passer. He'd actually be an effective All-Star center because of his ability to work with the other players on offense."

So one more aspect of Noah's game that boosts his All-Star case is the ability he'd show off to get the ball to fellow Eastern Conference All Stars such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Paul George.