“Nah, I don’t know about all that,” Joakim Noah said. “Far from that, actually.”

In the wake of back-to-back 20-point scoring games—23 and 21, to be exact—the Bulls’ All-Star center was talking about becoming a scorer.

While he’s correct in terms of him being unlikely to ever develop into a consistent, traditional go-to scoring option, Noah has proven that simply due to his frenetic style of play, he can do just about anything he sets his mind to on the basketball court.

Whether that’s double-figure blocked shots or assists in the midst of notching a triple-double or less-gaudy statistical totals while still making a similar impact on the game, without superstar Derrick Rose on the floor, the now-elite NBA center is, no pun intended, the center of attention on a nightly basis, just because of his effort, energy and emotion.

“I try to do that every night,” he said. “I just try to play with emotion, play with passion. That’s my game.”

But when asked again about his increased offensive production recently, Noah predictably deferred.