Difference in Noah? Maturity, says Cavs coach

Brown: 'He knows he belongs'

Updated: December 4, 2009, 6:16 PM ET
By Nick Friedell

CLEVELAND -- Joakim Noah's maturation process this season has been a talking point throughout the NBA.

Players and coaches throughout the league have gone out of their way to praise the third-year center from Florida and Cavs coach Mike Brown is no exception.

When I asked him what the biggest difference was between Noah's game this season and over his first two years, Brown mentioned the "m" word again.

"Just maturity," he said after the Cavs shootaround. "Not to say ...

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