Chicago Bulls: Inexpensive free agents worth looking at

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Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah
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Center Joakim Noah — Unrestricted

I know there will be plenty of fans to tell me this is a funny name to throw on the list, but veteran center Joakim Noah would be fun to see on the United Center court once again. I think, above all else, he would help the team continue to sell tickets because the fans love him.

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Not only that, but his skill set is something which would benefit Wendell Carter. He was one of the very best defensive centers in the league during his prime. Having the ability to mentor and help mold Carter would be a huge asset to Carter’s development.

The thing Noah offers which many centers in the game continue to try to improve upon is his ability to pass the ball. That doesn’t typically leave, even with age. Noah may not be the dominant force he once was, but his basketball IQ is still there.

At 34 years old, Noah proved he still had plenty left in the tank last year. With the Grizzlies, he shot over 51 percent and gave Memphis 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in about 16 minutes per game.

I, for one, think bringing him back would be a blast. He would essentially come in and fill the role of Robin Lopez, as Jim Boylen continues to instill a toughness in his young roster.