Mar 9, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) is defended by Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the second half at the United Center. The Bulls beat the Heat 95-88. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Former Florida Gator Joakim Noah Continues to Lead the Surging Chicago Bulls


Former Florida Gators standout Joakim Noah continues to have himself a career season. Noah’s averaging a double-double on the season with 12.2 points and 11.3 rebounds per game adding a team-leading 1.5 blocks per game as well. He also leads the Chicago Bulls in assists with 4.9 per game, an amazing stat considering he plays the center position. Here’s how the 12 Gators in the NBA fared:

Bradley Beal (2011-2012)Washington Wizards
Beal continues to score buckets as he hit double digits in all three games this week. He averaged 19.6 points and 3.3 rebounds as the Wizards went 1-2. Beal also hit 50% (10-20) from three-point range this past week.

Matt Bonner (1999-2003)San Antonio Spurs
Bonner hasn’t played much lately, but did see action in all four games this past week. Bonner totaled 6 points and 2 rebounds in 12 total minutes.

Corey Brewer (2004-2007), Minnesota Timberwolves
Brewer put up good numbers in a loss to the Toronto Raptors, scoring 17 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. For the week, he averaged 9.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.6 steals.

Nick Calathes (2007-2009)Memphis Grizzlies
Calathes, who is back to his backup point guard role with the return of Mike Conley, is still putting up good numbers coming off the bench. Calathes only averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds, but he was good with the assists, putting up 5.5 dimes over four games.

Mike Miller (1998-2000)Memphis Grizzlies
Miller saw extensive minutes this past week at 23 per game and made that time count. Miller averaged 11 points, shooting 62.9% (17-27) from the field. He was also 7-12 from beyond the arc, hitting three-pointers at a 58.3% clip.

Udonis Haslem (1998-2002)Miami Heat
Haslem played in two out of the four games the Heat played this past week. He saw action for 7 minutes and racked up 2 boards.

Al Horford (2004-2007)Atlanta Hawks
Horford is out for the rest of the year after undergoing season-ending surgery to repair his right pectoral muscle.

David Lee (2001-2005)Golden State Warriors
Lee’s solid season continues. In four games, he averaged 17.5 points, his week-high of 26 points on 61.1% 11-18 shooting came against the Phoenix Suns, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.

Marreese Speights (2006-2008)Golden State Warriors
Speights did not play in one of the four games this past week and wasn’t completely effective when he did see action. In 11 total minutes, Speights had a total of 8 points and 2 blocks. He sat out of the Warriors win over the Suns due to a coach’s decision.

Erik Murphy (2009-2013)Chicago Bulls
Murphy hasn’t seen action on the court since March 2nd due to the coach’s decision.

Joakim Noah (2004-2007)Chicago Bulls
Noah has worked his way into the MVP discussion. In one of his best all-around games this season, Noah scored 20 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 blocks in a win over the Miami Heat. For the week, he’s averaging 16 points, 9.3 boards, 6.6 dimes, and 3 blocks. He also drew the admiration of his father, 1983 French Open winner Yannick Noah:

Chandler Parsons (2007-2011)Houston Rockets
Parsons continues to be a key cog in the recent Rockets onslaught. In three games this past week, Parsons hit double-digits in each one. For the week, he averaged 15.3 points, 6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists as he continues his excellent all-around play.

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