Noah makes All-NBA 1st team

Noah makes All-NBA 1st team

Posted by mikemcgraw on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:51

It’s been quite an awards season for Joakim Noah.

He was named defensive player of the year and was the leading vote-getter for all-defensive team. Now he’s the All-NBA first team center, a very prestigious honor.

Noah is just the fourth Bulls player to ever make first team All-NBA, joining Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Derrick Rose. Jordan made the first team 10 times, Pippen three times and Rose once.

The voting was not close. Noah received 101 of 125 first-team votes. Houston’s Dwight Howard received nine and Charlotte’s Al Jefferson got four.

Noah will get a contract bonus of $500,000 for making All-NBA first team, but that payment will not push the Bulls into luxury tax territory, which could bring benefits down the road.

The most closely contested spot on the first team was Houston’s James Harden beating out Golden State’s Steph Curry 502 points to 489.

No other Bulls received votes Here are the totals:


Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points

Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (125) 625
Forward LeBron James, Miami (124) 623
Center Joakim Noah, Chicago (101) 551
Guard James Harden, Houston (73) 502
Guard Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (86) 540


Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points

Forward Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers (5) 350
Forward Kevin Love, Minnesota (2) 237
Center Dwight Howard, Houston (9) 226
Guard Stephen Curry, Golden State (65) 489
Guard Tony Parker, San Antonio (14) 210


Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points

Forward Paul George, Indiana (4) 171
Forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland (2) 159
Center Al Jefferson, Charlotte (4) 191
Guard Goran Dragic, Phoenix (1) 115
Guard Damian Lillard, Portland (2) 115

Other players receiving votes, with point totals: Carmelo Anthony, New York, 86 (1 First Team vote); John Wall, Washington, 70; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 63 (1); DeMar DeRozan, Toronto, 56; Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 40 (1); Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 37 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 32 (1); Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 29; DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers, 21; Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 17; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 16 (2); DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 14 (1); Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 7; Dwyane Wade, Miami, 6; Mike Conley, Memphis, 4; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 4; Zach Randolph, Memphis, 4; Joe Johnson, Brooklyn, 4; Lance Stephenson, Indiana, 3; Ty Lawson, Denver, 2; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 1; Andre Drummond, Detroit, 1; Monta Ellis, Dallas, 1; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio, 1.

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