Joakim Noah had the best season of his blossoming career for the Chicago Bulls and today it was revealed that the All-Star center has won the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
Bulls to make a major announcement later today. Hearing Jo won Defensive Player of the Year.
— Aggrey Sam (@CSNBullsInsider) April 21, 2014
Confirming Noah will be named Defensive Player of Year. @CSNBullsInsider first. Noah is 2nd DPOY in franchise history, joining MJ in 88.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) April 21, 2014
The seven-year veteran averaged a career-high 11.3 rebounds per game with 7.7 coming as defensive rebounds per game. Noah also averaged 1.5 blocks per game and tied his career-high with 1.2 steals per game.
Noah was on the first-team All-NBA team a year ago and was a second-team selection two seasons ago.