not a chance. He's been doing a great job, but he's not putting up nearly the numbers he needs to to be considered. He's a guy you'd love to have on any team, but the work he does doesn't always show up in the stats, and therefore, will always be underrated.
Wait wait wait. All of last year when Joakim Noah was playing as good or maybe even better no one was saying anything but when D Rose is out he gets noticed and is mentioned as an MVP and DPOY candidate. Classic example of a player being in the shadow of others.
No Noah isn't an MVP candidate and he's on the 2nd tier of DPOY candidates as well. He's been playing really well for the better part of the last 3 years and its good that he's getting noticed but its a shame that it took Rose being out for his notice to come.
I argued all through these threads that Noah was a top 10 C last season and he wasn't even voted one. This season however I see no difference outside of his play making which has been phenomenal (something everyone knew for years watching Noah) and the fact that there is no Asik behind him (thus allowing him to play 9 more minutes per) he's basically the same player with the same impact just playing more minutes and contributing at that.
Is Joakim Noah underrated by the PSD masses? Yes. Is he suddenly this season a MVP or DPOY contender? No not IMO. He was better last season he should have gotten his recognition since then.