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6 hours ago
Rotoworld
Joakim Noah (knee) will wear a knee brace all season.
Oct 17, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Basketball
When training camp started the Chicago Bulls projected regular season starting lineup included PG Derrick Rose, SG Jimmy Butler, C Joakim Noah PF Pau ...
Chicago Sun-Times 5 hours ago

Joakim Noah admits knee has ‘ways to go’

Joakim Noah and his left knee were again front and center on Wednesday, as the two-time All-Star admitted, “I still have a ways to go.’’ How far? That will remain the big question for the Bulls, and one that obviously has no immediate answer. Following the afternoon practice, Noah was asked by a reporter if his knee felt different this season, and after a brief stare, replied, “Yeah, I had surgery.’’ Asked what exactly felt different, he said, “It’s...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 15, 2014

Joakim Noah still having knee issues, ‘appreciates’ Derrick Rose’s struggle

What continued to reveal itself on Wednesday was that the left knee surgery that Joakim Noah had last May that was deemed “minor’’ by the Bulls organization, well, it was obviously a bit more serious than advertised. The original statement said that Noah would be rehabbing for “eight to 10 weeks.’’ The All-Star center must have missed that memo. “I feel like I’m still in a rehab kind of state right now,’’ Noah said, following the afternoon...
Blog a Bull Oct 14, 2014

Tom Thibodeau is frustrated about minutes restrictions on Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah

Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah have played limited minutes this preseason as they work their way back from injuries. Rose is under 18 minutes per game for the preseason and Noah is at around 20 minutes per game, and the center has also taken a rest day. Noah's low minutes aren't really much of a surprise given he had knee surgery after last season and is still finding a groove, but I have been a bit surprised that Rose's minutes are so low given he sort of had a "preseason" with Team USA at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. I know the Bulls want to be extra cautious with Rose given his history,...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 8, 2014

Joakim Noah, Paul Pierce fined $15K each for altercation

NEW YORK — Washington Wizards players DeJuan Blair, Nene, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas were each suspended for one regular-season game by the NBA on Wednesday for leaving the bench area during an altercation between Paul Pierce and Chicago’s Joakim Noah. Noah was fined $15,000 for initiating the altercation in an exhibition game Monday night in Chicago by pushing Pierce in the chest, and Pierce was fined $15,000 for hitting Noah in the forehead with his left...

Noah out against Pistons; Rose plays

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will not play Tuesday night against the Detroit Pistons, as he continues to recover from off-season left knee surgery. The night off did not come as a surprise, given Tom Thibodeau said Monday it was likely Noah wouldn't play. As for how Noah's schedule looks during the rest of the preseason, Thibodeau is taking a wait-and-see approach. "We'll see," Thibodeau said. "Medically, if he needs time off, then he should take it.
Blog a Bull Oct 7, 2014
Joakim Noah to miss preseason game against Pistons

Joakim Noah to miss preseason game against Pistons

Not only did Thibs abandon his pursuit of a repeat preseason championship by sitting both Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah in the second half on Monday, he'll also be holding out Noah for Tuesday's game in Detroit. On the bright side, it's good to see Thibodeau embracing a longer view of the season. The downside is, of course, that Noah isn't 100%. He was wearing a left knee brace (which he'll be reportedly sporting all year) and had tights over both legs, ice on them after his stint, and didn't look totally there on the floor during preseason debut. Shooting 1 of 6 with 2 turnovers, Noah did...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 3, 2014

Unselfishness is a huge part of Joakim Noah’s appeal

Don’t be fooled. It all starts with Joakim Noah. Not just the defense and emotion, but maybe the most important concept needed to play and thrive under Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau: Unselfishness. Professional athletes throw that term around loosely, but as Thibodeau often says, “Saying it and actually doing it are two very different things.’’ Noah does both. So while Derrick Rose might be the face of the franchise and have the big endorsement deals, Noah is...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 1, 2014

Nikola Mirotic impresses Joakim Noah, Tom Thibodeau

Center Joakim Noah isn’t easily impressed. From labeling the Miami Heat “Hollywood as hell’’ a few years back to doing very little in promoting Cleveland as a hot destination spot, Noah’s comments are usually of the backhanded variety. That wasn’t the case Wednesday, especially when rookie big man Nikola Mirotic was brought up. “He’s pretty good . . . he’s really good,’’ Noah said of the 6-10 stretch forward. “And he adds a different...

Noah working through knee injury

CHICAGO -- Joakim Noah doesn't pull punches. In order to get a straight answer from the Chicago Bulls All-Star center, media members are required to ask a fully-formed, thoughtful, question. Anything less than that and Noah usually gives a half-hearted answer. To his credit, the emotional center can be one of the most honest quotes in the league when he feels like it. Wednesday's media session provided the latest example of that. As Noah continues recovering from arthroscopic left surgery in May, he was asked if he is now "100 percent" healthy heading into the season.
Blog a Bull Oct 1, 2014
Joakim Noah talks offseason surgery

Joakim Noah talks offseason surgery

Noah hasn't played much basketball since his surgery in early May, and it remains to be seen if he'll be limited during training camp. Anybody watching Game 5 of the Bulls' first-round series loss to the Wizards could tell that Joakim Noah was hurting. Noah was basically dragging one leg around the court during the second half, and later we found out that he was suffering from a knee injury and needed surgery. Noah had arthroscopic knee surgery on May 1, leading to an offseason dedicated to rehab. And while Bulls general manager Gar Forman said at Bulls Media Day that the rehab has gone...
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 29, 2014

Joakim Noah knows he needs to be cautious

Training camp doesn’t officially start until Tuesday morning, and Joakim Noah already has popped up on Tom Thibodeau’s “we’ll monitor it’’ list. Ending the 2013-14 season with minor left knee surgery — the first knee surgery of Noah’s career — the two-time All-Star has been given the thumbs-up from doctors to practice, but that doesn’t mean Thibodeau is going to allow it. “To me, we went through a week of limited practice, three-on-three type...

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