Percentage of Joakim Noah's shots that came in the paint last season, the highest figure in the NBA. The third-year center made 57.7% of those attempts; his shooting dropped to 23.8% outside the paint.
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I'm sure we'll see Derrick Rose up there with the elite point guards in a couple of years. I was very impressed with his midrange jump shooting. His athleticism going to the basket is off the charts. He looks to distribute, he can control the tempo and he's tough defensively.... People wonder if Kirk Hinrich is a shooting guard, but to me he's a player more than he is any one position. He defends point guards, twos and threes. He's a utility player whose toughness comes through, and teammates play off his enthusiasm.... Luol Deng's health coming off his stress fracture is a big factor. If he can get back to his old level, then that's a very solid rotation in the backcourt and on the wings.... Tyrus Thomas is not going to be the answer up front. I think he got selfish at times, as if he was stepping up to be the Man. He needs to try to be Horace Grant but with a little more athleticism.... I like Joakim Noah's energy. He keeps the ball alive on the rim, and he's got good hands. He knows how to find his niche and what he can do to help the team—he's sort of the opposite of Thomas in that way. I don't know if he has the ugliest free throw stroke in the league, but he's right there.