Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls)
There are many deserving centers in the Eastern Conference, an issue made even more critical by Garnett’s inexplicable selection. Our first choice would be Noah, who’s playing like a man possessed in the Bulls’ second successive Derrick Rose-less season. Luol Deng made the list last year, and probably deserves to again, but Noah has improved dramatically and is our man to represent Chicago’s .600 campaign. Yea, any franchise should be floundering without their superstar, but the Windy City is stopping all predators from sniffing their basket, led by potential Defensive Player of the Year Noah.