He isn't a fan favorite outside of Chicago, but Joakim Noah should get some fan votes for this year's NBA All-Star team.
With the voting ending this weekend, it is highly unlikely he will collect enough of those votes to secure a berth on this year's Eastern Conference starting unit. It will be up to the league's coaches to give him a spot. The Bulls don’t have the best overall record, like in past seasons, mainly because of Derrick Rose's absence and the roster upheaval. But the team has played better than most people expected and Noah is one of the main factors.
There are several reasons why he deserves a trip to Toyota Park in Houston to play in the NBA All-Star Game on February 17.
- His numbers have improved year to year and this year has been significant. Noah has averaged over 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game. Noah has 16 double-doubles on the season and 14 games with five-plus assists. His 10 games with a points/rebound double-double and at least five assists are tied for first in the NBA this season with LeBron James.