NBA Player Power Rankings: Ranking The League’s Top 10 Centers

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4. Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

May 15, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier (31) and Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) fight for position during the second half in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat won 94-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Noah is a polarizing figure in the NBA. Regardless of what you think of him, it is undeniable that he is incredibly talented and has an incomparable work ethic.

Last season, Noah averaged 11.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.1 blocks. He has one of the more impressive stat lines so far in this list. He is also a center that gives 100 percent on defense and 100 percent on offense each and every possession.

Watching Noah play for the Bulls is a treat. Try counting how many times Noah will sprint full-speed to get back on defense each game. You’ll lose track. He plays inspiring basketball, and in all of his 36.8 minutes per game, it’s rare to see him give slack.