By Marcus Thompson
Thursday, June 28th, 2007 at 5:19 pm in Uncategorized.
And rightfully so. I’m not a Joakim Noah fan. He’s an energy and hustle player. He’s Andris Biedrins, but maybe not as good with finishing.
I’m with Nellie, I want skill, big man or no. Noah is Anderson Varejao with a little bit more length. I don’t see him creating his own shot, creating shots for other, facing the basket and making something happen, putting in work with his back to the basket. He’ll play defense, and not that great defending big strong post guys (but a great shot blocker) and he’ll bring energy.
The Bulls just bit on the Noah hype. He’s a personality. He’s pretty good and athletic. He’ll be nice in the right situation. Not the Bulls, they have two guys already who are useless on offense (Tyrus Thomas — he’s functional and improving on offense — and Ben Wallace). Maybe a team that’s starved for defense and hustle, like Sacramento.
Let’s just say I’m glad he’s not a Warrior. I’d rather have Biedrins.