Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 2 Days
Joakim Noah scored 13 points to go along with 17 rebounds and nine assists vs. the Knicks on Sunday, but the Bulls fell behind early and couldn't get over the hump in New York.
Noah is setting new career highs in multiple categories, including points (12.5) and assists (5.3), though it's at least partly attributable to the season-long absence of Derrick Rose. The Bulls' defense-first approach gives them an edge in the postseason and it will be fun to watch Noah go to work against either the Nets or Wizards in the first round.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 4 Days
Joakim Noah scored six points vs. the Pistons during a 106-98 win on Friday to go with 12 boards, 10 assists, two steals and three blocks in 40 minutes.
The Bulls moved up to the three seed tonight, which not many expected after Derrick Rose (knee) went down for the season. They're on an NBA-high seven-game win streak and they've really improved on offense. Noah seems like a good bet for the All-NBA center spot.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 6 Days
Joakim Noah had 15 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and two blocks on 7-of-13 shooting Wednesday, racking up his fourth triple-double of the season in an easy win over Minnesota.
Noah is tied for the league lead in TD's with Lance Stephenson, who has pretty much disappeared over the last month. Noah may not win the most improved player award, but he's made major strides this season. The Bulls also got 15 points and two 3-pointers from Mike Dunleavy, 16 points and two 3-pointers from Kirk Hinrich, 14 points, seven assists and three 3-pointes form Jimmy Butler, and 21 points and four 3-pointers from D.J. Augustin in the blowout.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 10 Days
Joakim Noah scored 21 points during Saturday's easy 96-78 win over the Wizards with 12 boards, three assists and one block in 36 minutes.
The Bulls are playing great ball at the right time and are on a five-game winning streak. Noah is the main reason why and he's looking like a very good bet for First-Team All NBA at center. He's been able to avoid injury after only playing in one game back in the preseason and his owners are obviously pleased with the results.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 15 Days
Joakim Noah scored 19 points on 9-of-19 shooting with 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in the Bulls' easy 94-80 win over the Celtics on Monday.
Noah has played at a top-10 level for the last two months and is currently a top-15 play on the year. Jimmy Butler added 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and a steal, Carlos Boozer went for 16 and seven, and Taj Gibson posted 14 and 11 with a steal off the bench.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 16 Days
Joakim Noah had a game-high 13 assists with 13 points and eight rebounds as the Bulls escaped Boston with a 107-103 road win on Sunday.
He's averaging a career-high 5.1 assists this season, something no NBA center has done since Vlade Divac with the Kings in 2003-04. Only four other centers in history have dished out at least five assists per game -- Sam Lacey, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. Just keep in mind that Joakim may not duplicate the feat next season, as his playmaking has surged to new heights with Derrick Rose (knee) out of commission.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 18 Days
Joakim Noah continued his strong play in Friday's loss to the Trail Blazers with 11 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and two steals on 5-of-12 shooting.
The Bulls had a rough time against the Trail Blazers Friday, but Noah just keeps on rolling towards completing his monster season in style. He's been on fire during the month of March in averaging 14.0 points, 9.9 rebounds, 7.4 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 2.2 blocks and there's a good chance quite a few league winners this year will have Noah on their roster.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 22 Days
Joakim Noah had his usual stat-stuffing line during the Pacers during an 89-77 win on Monday, scoring 10 points with eight boards, eight assists, four steals and three blocks.
It's the second time this season blocked at least four, stolen at least three and handed out at least eight dimes. Kevin Durant is the only other player to accomplish that feat this season which is just a testament to what kind of year Noah is having. He continues to be a seven-category stud in fantasy leagues and has pulled his team up to a virtual tie with the Raptors for the third-best record in the Eastern Conference.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 24 Days
Saturday's win over the Sixers marked the first time in nine games that Joakim Noah did not lead the Bulls in assists.
Joakim has really been racking up the assists lately, averaging 7.3 assists to go along with 14.3 points, and 10.1 rebounds during the month of March. Those are very impressive numbers for any player, but even more impressive that they're coming from a center. Joakim is having a monster season, and he's the best center in fantasy hoops right now. Enjoy the ride.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 27 Days
Joakim Noah hit 6-of-12 shots for 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, a steal and four blocks.
He wasn't quite as close to a triple-double as we've grown accustomed to, but this is another great line for Noah. He's averaging 14.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.4 blocks with just 2.0 turnovers per game over his last five. Simply put, he's the best center in fantasy this season.