32 players you forgot were once NBA All-Stars

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7) Joakim Noah

When Joakim Noah was selected 9th overall in the 2005 NBA draft, he was projected to be simply a high-energy defensive player, but he turned out to be even better. Noah spent the bulk of his prime in Chicago, and while he was a defensive force, even winning Defensive Player of the Year in 2014, he flourished as an offensive player. He developed an orthodox mid-range jumper that saw the ball barely spin on its way to the basket and became a skilled passer who operated at the top of the key.

Combine that with his rebounding and defensive impact, and it's no wonder that he made consecutive all-star teams during the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons. Over those two seasons, he averaged a terrific 12.3 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 1.2 steals, proving that he was the third-best center in the NBA at the time. Unfortunately, that strong play didn't last, and his numbers dropped dramatically in 2014–15.

He lasted just another season in Chicago before moving on to the New York Knicks. Things didn't work out there, and he bounced around, going from the Memphis Grizzlies to the LA Clippers before retiring. Ultimately, Noah definitely exceeded expectations, though injuries resulted in him playing fewer than 700 games over his 13-year career.