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13 Joakim Noah C
Height/Weight: 6-11/232 | Birthdate: 2/25/1985 | Birthplace: New York, NY | Team: Chicago Bulls | College: Florida | NBA Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 98/74 | Average Draft Position: 37.58
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Bulls' Tom Thibodeau: Joakim Noah is 'good to go' vs. Raptors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters that center Joakim Noah is "good to go" Wednesday night against the Raptors, according to ESPN.

Noah was held out of Monday's contest due to general soreness. He is averaging 7.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game this season.

Chicago is a 2 1/2-point favorite, per VegasInsider.com.


Bulls expect center Joakim Noah to play Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said he thinks center Joakim Noah will be available to play in Wednesday's game at Tortonto, reports ESPNChicago.com.

Noah was held out of Monday's contest due to general soreness. The team will wait to see how he responds after shootaround before his official playing status is determined.

The Bulls are 2-point favorites.


Bulls' Joakim Noah (soreness) won't play against Hornets


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah will not play Monday against the Hornets due to general soreness, the team announced. Noah was not on the injury report prior to this announcement. 

This is the second game in as many weeks that Noah has missed a game beause of general soreness. Noah is averaging 7.5 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. 


Joakim Noah just misses triple-double in Bulls win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Joakim Noah recorded a rebounds/assists double-double, missing a triple-double by two points, in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors on Friday.

Noah shot four of seven from the field and added 10 rebounds. 

With 14 assists, Noah matched a career high and reached 270 assists on the season. He's the just the third center in the last 20 years to have at least 250 assists for three straight seasons, joining Vlade Divac and Hakeem Olajuwon. 

The Bulls next play at the Pistons on Saturday. 


Bulls C Joakim Noah frustrated by limited minutes


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) After undergoing athroscopic knee surgery, the Bulls have kept center Joakim Noah on limited minutes this season, according to the Daily Herald.

Noah is frustrated by the fact that his minutes have been restricted.

"It's frustrating," Noah said. "But I think I'm not the only one who's frustrated sometimes. I think it's part of the grind. But I'm just trying to stay focused on what's important: trying to win basketball games. I'm not trying to get caught up in any noise or anything like that. I don't want to be a distraction."

The center recently sat out of last week's game against the 76ers due to knee soreness.

"I think right now I'm feeling more and more healthy," Noah said. "I know I still have another gear I've got to get to. But I think the reason for this minutes restriction is to try to protect me, too. It's not to point any fingers or anything like that.

"We've just got to keep building, keep fighting. I think we have great talent on this team. I think that we've just got to get the highest seed possible because I think we'll be very tough to play in a seven-game series and I'm really excited about that."


Bulls C Joakim Noah hopes to have minuets limit lifted by playoffs


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah admits his minutes restriction has been frustrating, but said he is confident he'll be permitted to play more minutes in the playoffs, reports the Chicago Tribune.

"The reason for this minutes restriction is to protect me, not to point fingers," Noah said.

With Noah dealing with lingering soreness in his knee, coach Tom Thibodeau has kept him around 32-minutes per game.

"It's frustrating," Noah said, per ESPNChicago.com. "But I'm not the only one who's frustrated sometimes. I think it's part of the grind."

Noah added that he is feeling better on the court as the season progresses and he hopes to take it up a notch in the postseason. 


Bulls center Joakim Noah remains on minutes limit Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) While the Bulls could've used center Joakim Noah more down the stretch of Sunday's loss to the Thunder, coach Tom Thibodeau said Noah remains on a minutes limit, reports ESPNChicago.com. Thibodeau did not indicate how long the minutes restriction would last.

Noah is on a 32-minutes per game limit and Thibodeau said Noah had reached his limit Sunday and did not want to increase his minutes. Noah played 31 minutes during Sunday's contest and scored 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting. He also added three rebounds, seven assists and one steal.

"It was one of his better games; he didn't rebound particularly well, but I thought offensively he was very good," Thibodeau said, per the team's official website.


Bulls center Joakim Noah will play Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah will play and start in Friday's game against the Hornets, reports The Chicago Tribune.

Noah, who missed Thursday's game due to knee soreness, was considered a game-time decision for the game. He is averaging 7.6 points and 10.0 rebounds in 54 games this season.


Bulls Joakim Noah will be game-time decision


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/13/2015) Bulls forward Joakim Noah, who missed his last game due to knee soreness, will be a game-time decision Friday, per the Chicago Tribune

Noah said that he plans to play but will go through shootaround and then determine if his knee is well enough to take part in the game against the Hornets. 

The Bulls are 10-point favorites. 


Bulls Joakim Noah downplays knee soreness


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/12/2015)
Bulls forward Joakim Noah isn't concerned about the knee soreness that kept him out of the lineup Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
"I don't think it's a big road block at all," Noah said. "I just have to be smart."
Noah, who hadn't missed a game since an ankle injury on Jan. 22, likely took an opportunity against the lowly 76ers to gain some rest, and is probable for the Bulls' next game Friday.

Bulls C Joakim Noah (knee) sidelined Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the 76ers due to left knee soreness, ESPNChicago.com reports.

Noah hasn't missed a game since sitting out four consecutive games in mid-January. However, his offense has lagged recently, and he scored no more than four points in any of his last four games.

The Bulls are 6-point favorites in Philadelphia Wednesday.


Bulls' Joakim Noah not expected to play for France in September


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah is not expected to play for France at the European Championship in September, reports the Associated Press.

With Noah, 30, dealing with a variety of knee and ankle issues, he said he wants to focus on his NBA career. With Noah deciding not to play in the European Championship, he is also unlikely to be selected to play in the Olympics in 2016.


Bulls center Joakim Noah posts double-double in win Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah scored 14 points on 4 of 5 shooting from the field and 6 of 10 from the free throw line in Chicago's 97-92 win over the Wizards Tuesday. 

Noah also did well on the glass, grabbing 12 rebounds, leading to his third straight double-double and 14th of the season. Noah has reached double figures in rebounds in each of his eight games. He added five assists and three blocks to his totals.


Bulls' Thibodeau wants to keep Noah's minutes around 32 to 34


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) With Bulls center Joakim Noah dealing with a variety of ankle and knee issues, coach Tom Thibodeau said he would like to keep Noah's minutes around the 32 to 34 range, reports SportsNet Chicago.

Noah said recently that he is feeling better and has been more active both offensively and defensively. During Saturday's win over the Suns, Noah played 36 minutes and scored three points.


Bulls C Joakim Noah: 'I still feel like I got another gear to get to'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah reporters he's more optimistic about getting back to his old self during the second half of the season. Noah underwent knee surgery in the offseason and has been bothered by an ankle issue during the season. He noted that he has been more active on both ends of the floor recently.

"I still feel like I got another gear to get to," Noah said following Chicago's 113-98 win over the Cavaliers, per ESPN. "It's just been up and down, man, so I just have to stay patient, but I'm excited though. I'm feeling better and better, and I just got to keep working."

Noah scored 10 points on 2 of 6 shooting while grabbing 15 rebounds and handing out seven assists Thursday night. He is averaging 7.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.4 blocks per game this season.


Bulls C Joakim Noah delivers 10-15 line vs. Cavaliers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah scored 10 points on 2 of 6 shooting while grabbing 15 rebounds in his team's 113-98 win over the Cavaliers Thursday.

It was just the second double-double for Noah since the calendar turned to 2015, but he also managed to match point guard Derrick Rose by dishing out seven assists in the win while adding one block. The Bulls take a four-game winning streak into the All-Star break.


Bulls' Noah grabs 19 rebounds and scores 1-point vs. Rockets


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah had one of his best rebounding games of the season during Wednesday's loss to the Rockets, but he also had one of his worst offensive performances.

Noah grabbed 19 rebounds, including six offensive and also added one block and three assists. However, he was 0 of 8 from the field, but converted his lone free-throw attempt. The scoring output tied his season low.


Bulls center Joakim Noah says his knee and ankle are fine


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah told reporters Tuesday he's recovered from ankle and knee issues that were causing him trouble, reports ESPNChicago.com.

Noah recently missed four games due to an ankle sprain, but he has struggled in the last two games since returning from the injury. Noah has scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds over 45 minutes during the last two games.

Noah added that this is the best he has felt all season, according to the Chicago Tribune.


Report: Bulls rule Dunleavy out vs. Miami; Noah probable


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) The Bulls will be without forward Mike Dunleavy for the 13th consecutive game during Sunday’s game vs. Miami, reports Chuck Swirsky, the Bulls play-by-play announcer.

Dunleavy has been dealing with a foot injury. Meanwhile, center Joakim Noah is listed as probable for Sunday’s game. Noah returned to the court during Friday’s win over the Mavericks after missing four games due to a sprained ankle. He played 23 minutes and scored six points.

The Bulls are 9-point favorites.


Bulls center Joakim Noah struggles in return to action


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah scored just six points on 3 of 8 shooting in Chicago's 102-98 win over the Mavericks Friday. Noah missed the last four games with an ankle injury and feels like he needs a few games to get back in game shape.

"I got a little winded, but it just felt good to be out there," Noah said after the game.

Noah played 23 minutes Friday and added seven rebounds and two blocks to his totals.


Report: Bulls C Joakim Noah to play Friday vs. Mavericks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah indicated Friday that he'll take the court and face the Mavericks, ESPN Chicago reports.

Noah was a gamtime decision for Friday's matchup due to an ankle injury that has kept him sidelined for the last four games. He has averaged 7.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in 33 games.

The Bulls are 6 1/2-point underdogs in Dallas Friday.


Bulls' Joakim Noah, Mike Dunleavy gametime decisions Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said that center Joakim Noah (ankle) and small forward Mike Dunleavy (foot) will warm up Friday night before deciding whether they will play against the Mavericks, ESPNChicago.com reports.

Both players were listed as questionable for Friday's game, and Thibodeau has decided to hold off making a decision on either player until he can see how both feel. Noah has missed the team's last four games, while Dunleavy hasn't played since Jan. 1.

The Bulls are 6 1/2-point underdogs in Dallas Friday.


Bulls' Joakim Noah, Mike Dunleavy ruled questionable vs. Dallas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah (ankle) was upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Friday's contest against the Mavericks. Forward Mike Dunleavy (foot) was also labeled questionable for the game, per the Chicago Tribune.

Noah has missed the last four games due to an ankle injury. He is averaging 7.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Dunleavy has been sidelined with a foot injury since Jan. 1. He is averaging 9.6 points per game this season.

Chicago is a 7-point road underdog at Dallas, per VegasInsider.com.


Bulls' Joakim Noah traveling to Dallas Friday, still unsure he'll play


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Bulls center Joakim Noah will travel to Dallas with the team, according to the Chicago Tribune.

While Noah will be with the team, he's still unsure whether he'll be able to play. Noah is dealing with an ankle injury, and has missed the last four games due to the issue. He's averaging 7.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.


Bulls give C Joakim Noah the red-light again on Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said center Joakim Noah will not play Thursday night against San Antonio, reports the Chicago Tribune. Noah will be sidelined for the fourth straight game because of an ankle injury. He is averaging 7.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game this season.

Chicago is a 6-point home underdog against San Antonio.