Joakim Noah playing like an All-Star

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer INovember 20, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls goes to the basket past Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the game on November 19, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The Lakers won 108-93.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Joakim Noah leads the NBA in rebounds and is no where to be found on the 2010 All-Star ballot. His teammate Brad Miller is on the ballot considering he is averaging nine points and four rebounds.

Noah leads the league with 12.6 rebounds and second with 4.6 offensive rebounds per game. He is tied for seventh in blocks per game (2.0) and is averaging a career high 12.1 points per game The third year player has posted eight double-doubles and five straight while shooting 55 percent from the field.

Noah is up against Dwight Howard , Brook Lopez , Andrea Bargnani and Al Horford in the East but his scrappy play should keep him in the mix. Noah attributes his improvement to bulking up and league experience. On November 7th and 10th he recorded career highs in points (21) and rebounds (21).