According to a league source, Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls center, will be named the defensive player of the year. Pay per head sportsbooks learned that there will be a news conference taking place at 4 p.m. CT.
The player is in the midst of the best season of his career in the NBA, with a regular season average of 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Pay per head sportsbooks found out that even though Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t confirm this, he admitted just how important Noah is on both ends of the court.
Price per head services saw that Noah, apart from serving as the defensive anchor for the coach’s system, also turned into an even bigger leader for his teammates on and off the court after the trade of Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the loss of Derrick Rose due to knee surgery.
“I’m not going to comment right now,” Thibodeau said after Monday’s practice. “Because the league has asked us to wait until they make an announcement. But Jo’s had a great year for us. So I’ll comment at the appropriate time. … I’d like to keep my money.”
And pay per head sportsbooks were very happy to learn that the emotional center turns into the first player for the Bulls to win the award since 1988, when it was won by Michael Jordan.
Pay per head sportsbooks also know that Noah has a very strong possibility of making it to the All-NBA first team.
Bulls teammate Taj Gibson is thought to be a strong candidate for Sixth Man of the Year, and pay per head sportsbooks learned that Thibodeau is considered to be in the running for Coach of the Year.
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News of Noah’s recognition was reported earlier on by CSN Chicago.
Noah’s fans and pay per head sportsbooks were delighted to learn about the news of his well-deserved award, and hope to see him continue to shine on the pitch.