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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Saluki01

Saint Louis, MO

#21 Nov 24, 2008
Forget the pot - he was also caught with cigerettes on him - no wonder he can't get his wind!
Get Real

Bronx, NY

#22 Nov 24, 2008
You really think the reason Noah is playing like this is weed?...it's called being lazy and immature. 85% of the league smokes and there are many players who play there butts off while high. This team needed a professional coach to coach these young and immature players, not a rookie. It only takes logic and reason to understand that, and Pax has neither. He really needs to be shown the door, because if not this will only get worse. Look at what experience (Walsh & D'Antoni) has done for the clowns in NY.

Since: Aug 08

Springfield, IL

#23 Nov 24, 2008
Look, I don't think anybody really liked the way Noah carried himself in college(and now in the pros). Forget his performance on the court. Just as a person he seemed(s) like an immature borderline flake. A lot of Bulls/college/NBA fans thought Noah would be a no offense guy, and many others thought he'd be an outright bust. I can honestly say I was in the latter. Noah is just as immature and undeserving of being drafted in the top 10 as Tyrus Thomas. Noah might yet develop into a decent backup, though I doubt it, but Thomas is without question an absolute personality and offesnive ability bust. Please resign Paxson for these attrocious picks, and for resigning Deng who shunned the Bulls repeatedly, and took his demands too damn far, especially as a limited player and no leadership 4th quarter MIA. There's no way he should still be on this team. He has spoiled the culture of this team along with Ben Gordon. That money should have gone to hometown explosive player Corey Maggette or Brandon Bass explosive finsiher PF available at a very decent price for someone who could have so valuably filled a big void the Bulls had. Derrick is left with a basically talentless ballclub. We need a new G.M. to right the ship now!
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#24 Nov 25, 2008
ike from chicago wrote:
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 **** at paxson everytime i see it.
Gray is turning out to be an excellent second-round pick. What the heck have you been looking at?
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#25 Nov 25, 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.
I'd give Noah at least a month off right now to get into shape.
And, oh yes, without pay!
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#26 Nov 25, 2008
Tom wrote:
Noah needs a decent haircut more than anything.
That's the one thing he has going for him!
He doesn't look like the every-day American drone.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#27 Nov 25, 2008
Jeff from Aurora wrote:
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).
I'm not surprised that you've written off this season already.
That Utah game last night was something, huh?
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#28 Nov 25, 2008
Awesome wrote:
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.
There is no drug testing once you enter the paint.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#29 Nov 25, 2008
joe wrote:
how can he bring more energy when he is "high" all the time...Remember he was picked up for possesion of pot !!!!!!!
He was picked up for pot once.
So, he's high all the time?
Stratmaster

Germantown, TN

#30 Nov 25, 2008
This is one of the funniest message boards I have ever read. You are blaming his conditioning on pot? Hell, if that were the case 75% of the NBA wouldn't make it past the first quarter. I am transplanted to Memphis and the pot stories about a certain PG who used to be here are legendary. Are y'all living in the 1950's or something?

What Noah needs is a freakin' shrink.

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