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Bulls' Joakim Noah earns first-team All-NBA honors

Bulls' Joakim Noah earns first-team All-NBA honors

Joakim Noah’s breakthrough season received another accolade Wednesday. Already honored as the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year and leading vote-getter for the All-Defense team, Noah earned first-team All-NBA status with Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Chris Paul and James Harden. Noah landed on 119 of 125 ballots and drew 101 first-team votes, the third-most behind Durant’s unanimous selection and James’ 124. Noah, who ranked sixth in rebounding with 11.3 per game and averaged a career-best 5.4 assists, became the fourth Bull in franchise history and first center to earn first-team All-NBA status. Michael Jordan, who did it 10 times, Scottie Pippen (three times)...