Joakim Noah was a great college basketball player.
He was a high energy, ball-hawking, crowd favorite who always brought his best in big games. Not only did he and University of Florida teammates Al Horford, Corey Brewer, and Taurean Green win the championship in 2006, they surpassed high draft statuses (Noah most notably) to come back and repeat in '07.
Still, for every Tim Duncan and Dwyane Wade, there's an Adam Morrison and Sean May.á And even though many experts believed that Noah could've been the top overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft, Bulls GM John Paxson was criticized from the beginning for picking him with the ninth pick in the 2007 draft over players such as Thaddeus Young (12th pick) and Al Thornton (14).
After two full seasons of averaging jus ...
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