Noah needs more energy to play role

Noah needs more energy to play role

There are 30 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 23, 2008, titled Noah needs more energy to play role. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Two hours before game time Sunday, Joakim Noah ran sprints in an attempt to acclimate himself to the mile-high altitude of this city in advance of his return as a Bulls starter.

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ike from chicago

Gary, IN

#1 Nov 23, 2008
noah and gray are 2 wasted draft picks paxson i know is regreting, thomas is another mistake by pax, he actually traded him for aldridge, aldridge would look great in a bulls uniform right now, he would be like chandler is to paul. pax has got to do somthing to fix this mess and put some players around rose, the knicks as bad as they were are making moves to improve their team for the future, i hate looking at this lineup because it gets me pissed at paxson everytime i see it.
terry t

United States

#2 Nov 24, 2008
yeah, i think pax is in way over his head. his vision is very blurry. he has overpaid for below average guys such as nocioni,deng,hinrich. you can put these guys best traits together and get one average guy. what is nocionis special skill? i'm waiting.... yeah, nothing. deng..... i thought so. nothing. now everyone standing up for this one. how about hinrich,(drum roll please!)........you're right no special ability. combined salaries: 30 million per year. yep 30 mil for a group of scrubs. maybe paxson lives vicariously through these guys. you know, he wasn't very good either. maybe he thought that he should have made more money. the only problem is that jordan had to get paid. without jordan, paxson would never even had an nba career. and now he doesn't want a superstar. he wants a bunch of mediocre role players like himself. he's looking for a miracle. we need bad guys that play defense. not hackers like nocioni. where is horace grant? no more nice guys paxson. we need intimidation. not a bunch guys circling around not wanting to make contact. go and get stodamire from phoenix.
DeShawn

Schaumburg, IL

#3 Nov 24, 2008
the joker needs more energy? yeah, reefer has a way of making you fat, lazy, tired and stupid. we do you think they call it dope?
Shoo

Lake Zurich, IL

#4 Nov 24, 2008
DeShawn wrote:
the joker needs more energy? yeah, reefer has a way of making you fat, lazy, tired and stupid. we do you think they call it dope?
Definitely. The guy is definitely soft. He spent more energy last night complaining of a possible foul to the referee than he did actually playing the game. Noah needs to get in the weight room. He obviously did nothing this off-season.
Horace

Cleveland, OH

#5 Nov 24, 2008
Shoo wrote:
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Definitely. The guy is definitely soft. He spent more energy last night complaining of a possible foul to the referee than he did actually playing the game. Noah needs to get in the weight room. He obviously did nothing this off-season.
How many times did you see Nene or Kenyon Martin get easy layups/dunks because they beat their man down the court? At least 5 times. Who was one of the guys covering them? Noah.

I rest my case.
jamie

United States

#6 Nov 24, 2008
Right now straight up I would give Thomas for Camby
Just Suggest

Chicago, IL

#7 Nov 24, 2008
Noah, just quit smoking! Simple.
Jim

Montvale, NJ

#8 Nov 24, 2008
most of chicago screamed not to draft this bust. another great move by pax.
mannytress

Rhinelander, WI

#9 Nov 24, 2008
Noah needs to quit smoking pot......maybe try a little ginseng.
Snake

Geneseo, IL

#10 Nov 24, 2008
Noah may need more energy; but even more, he needs basketball skills.
Rod from Tennessee

AOL

#11 Nov 24, 2008
Noah will probably still be claiming he needs to bring more energy at season's end. Noah needs to understand that being a NBA player means conditioning himself 12 months a year. Smoking doobies, and drinking M.D. 20/20 during his off time is going to leave him gasping for air every year. Let's face it. Noah was a bad draft pick, and will most likely be out of the league once his initial contract expires. The decision by Paxson to draft Noah makes me wonder, just how much evaluation does Paxson put into his draft day decisions. Surely, Noah's lack of off-season conditioning isn't some new phenonenem. Does Paxson do any checking at all into a player's behavior? I really have my doubts. But, one thing i definitely don't have doubts about, is that Paxson's been a failure as GM. I guess i just can't say that enough.
Tom

United States

#12 Nov 24, 2008
Noah needs a decent haircut more than anything.
Jeff from Aurora

United States

#13 Nov 24, 2008
John Paxson = a skinny Jerry Krause.

Elton Brand for Tyson Chandler, meet Tyson Chandler for NOTHING (at least Chandler turned out to be a decent player in time...Bulls didn't even parlay the expiring contract into anything worthwhile...mind boggling how ineptly that was handled).

Noah, meet Sellers (Sellers at least showed some skill in college...Noah never flashed skill...just energy).

Ty Thomas, meet Caffey/Blount/Fizer (at least that pupu platter were all low picks...trading Aldridge for Thomas is just indefensible on so many levels).

Sefalosha, meet Jeff Sanders.

Gray, meet Perdue.

Lucking into Michael Jordan, meet lucking into Derrick Rose (Note: I'm not putting these players in the same category skill wise, as that is beyond ridiculous....good fortune is only thing being mentioned).

Nocioni, meet Kukoc (right down to the contract that upset the starting SF).

Vinnie The Black, meet Tim Floyd.

I wrote off this Bulls season before it begun; Rose being the only reason to watch. That said, if Pax doesn't make some moves by the break (trading Gordon to a contender for a pick, trading Hinrich + Gooden away for a big man, etc), I really don't know why any fans would continue to go to games/support the team with $$$$. They are taking monumental steps backwards at every turn (except for lucking into Rose...if he only had a decent big man to run with...argh).
jon

Englewood, CO

#14 Nov 24, 2008
I was at the game last night. Noah just flat out looked terrible. Too much complaining, no focus. He hardly brought energy to the floor and got burned mercilessly by Nene, Martin, etc..Same with Gray; just a big, soft waste of space. Not only can the Bulls bigs not score in the post, block out and rebound consistently, they seem to shy away from the competition. How can anyone see those two players getting better??

Thomas is even more worthless cause of his potential. Not a very good "basketball player" Athlete yes. Paxon finally needs to be held accountable.
Ozzie

Edwardsburg, MI

#15 Nov 24, 2008
A little less weed should help
Pierre V

Chicago, IL

#16 Nov 24, 2008
JN has the same work ethics than his father...Potential is good hard work is better....I rest my case and wish the potheads be excluded from the NBA and the ATP....
joe

Hickory Hills, IL

#17 Nov 24, 2008
how can he bring more energy when he is "high" all the time...Remember he was picked up for possesion of pot !!!!!!!
Awesome

Chicago, IL

#18 Nov 24, 2008
To be fair, it's pretty likely that some of our favorite players smoke marijuana on a regular basis. Maybe it doesn't work for Joakim, but marijuana never stopped Robert Parrish and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from getting their job done in the paint.
dick jouron

Coppell, TX

#19 Nov 24, 2008
Frankly, you cannot compare paxson with Krause! For all the crumbs in Krause's shirt, he was a much better GM than Paxson! Starting with giving Phil his real break!
Saluki01

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Nov 24, 2008
Maybe if Noah quit smoking he'd be able to get some lungs

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