5.6 Joakim Noah (F/C - CHI)
Well, the run on bigs starts, although not quite as I expected it...but nonetheless, it still left me with some players in my queue - Joakim Noah, Anderson Varejao, Tim Duncan (yes, I AM
a Spurs homer after all!), and others. Most of my targets have issues here - Noah coming off the ankle, Varejao coming off the wrist, Duncan with age, and several others with various stat line issues, most namely poor FT shooting. I decided to take the chance on the Noah. Although he doesn't give me much in scoring, he does almost get me double digit rebounds with the 1.4 BLKs. And he certainly helps both my %'s, as his career 72% free throw shooting (closer to 74% over the last three years) doesn't drag me down much in lue of his counting stats. Noah took off the summer because of the ankle injury, which is a concern for me as even he himself has said he's still not 100%. However, taking the time off should mean he'll come back the right way, unrushed, healthy, and ready to go.
Next round is going to be interesting for me. I might decide to go with another big, or bounce back to another guard or forward. Either way, I'm liking my prospects so far as there still seems to be a lot of value still on the board.