Bill Russell Touts Chicago Bulls Center Joakim Noah

Hall Of Famer Bill Russell had some high praise for Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah in an interview with NBA.com, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

During a segment in which Russell was asked which current NBA players play with the most pride, he ran off a list of superstars before saying the following about Noah:

"A player who doesn't get much attention and is one of my favorites to watch is Joakim Noah. The Bulls don't utilize some of his skills. Not only is he a good rebounder but he's an excellent passer. A good passer is more important to a team than a good shooter on offense."

Russell also went on to mention Noah's teammate, Derrick Rose, when asked about some of the smartest players in the game.

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