Tag Archives | Joakim Noah

Knicks-Bulls Preview

New York Knicks Status Check: Record: 14-4 Division: 2-1 Conference: 10-1 Road Record: 7-4 Last 10 Games: 7-3 Streak: Won 5 Last game: 112-92 win over Heat PPG: 103.2 (3rd) Opponents PPG: 94.7 (8th) Offensive Rating: 113.3 (2nd) Defensive Rating: 104.0 (13th) Pace: 90.6 (26th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .528 (3rd) Turnover Percentage: .10.5 (1st) […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 108, Pistons 104

Reason to Rejoice: Joakim Noah went into full-on Beast Mode against the Pistons. The line: 30 points, 23 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. Noah was efficient both from the field (12-for-19) and the free throw line (6-for-7). It was flat-out video game-like. He did everything except hit a three. And if […]

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Game Recap: Pacers 80, Bulls 76

The subtitle of this game should be: The Night that Offense Died. The Bad: The Pacers shot 36 percent from the field, went 2-for-10 from three-point range, missed seven free throws…and won. The Worse: Chicago’s defense made Indiana’s offense look terrible — outside of Paul George — but The Bulls’ offense offset that. Big time. […]

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Bulls-Bucks Preview

Milwaukee Bucks Status Check: Record: 6-4 Division: 2-0 Conference: 5-3 Home Record: 3-2 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Lost 2 Last game: 113-106 loss to Miami PPG: 101.2 (6th) Opponents PPG: 99.4 (20th) Offensive Rating: 104.3 (17th) Defensive Rating: 102.4 (11th) Pace: 96.1 (1st) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .489 (13th) Turnover Percentage: .129 (5th) Defensive […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 99, Magic 93

The Orlando Magic entered last night’s game a surprising 2-0. Possibly even more surprising was their post-Dwight Howard offensive uptick. In those two wins, the Magic scored 102 points against the Denver Nuggets and then 115 points against the Phoenix Suns. The Bulls — who also had enjoyed a quick 2-0 start — were coming […]

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Don’t expect too many skyhooks from Joakim Noah

When word leaked that Joakim Noah had spent time over the summer working with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and master of the skyhook — there was some rather eager anticipation regarding just what Noah learned from the legend. Specifically: Would Jo start dropping skyhooks this season? The answer: Maybe…but probably not […]

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Bulls injury updates

With Bulls training camp officially under way, we can finally start really thinking about the upcoming season in real terms. There’s been plenty of concern about the dismantling of the Bench Mob — which is reasonable — but the more important subject is the health of the team’s core players. Derrick Rose. Joakim Noah. Luol […]

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What did Joakim Noah learn from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent time this summer working with Joakim Noah, and Kareem “expects [Noah] to have expanded post game this season.” There are 38,387 reasons to think Kareem knows how to score the basketball (hint: that figure represents the record he holds for the most total points […]

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Offensive value and the Bulls

Andres Alvarez of The Wages of Wins Journal recently published a post titled Top Offenses and Top Offensive Players (which I discovered via TrueHoop). Alvarez used the Wins Produced metric to rate last season’s best offenses and offensive players. The article produced some not-so-surprising results (the Spurs had the league’s “winningest” offense and Chris Paul was the top […]

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Joakim Noah’s slow start may be over

Joakim Noah hasn’t looked much like Joakim Noah this season. Last season, Jo looked like he was on his way to the All-Star Game. During 13 games in November, he averaged 15.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists while shooting 53 percent from the field. Noah had even unveiled a couple new weapons: an admittedly […]

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