Adam Fluck Archive
Posted on May 12
Joakim Noah is among those who expect the physical nature of Chicago’s Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Miami Heat to continue when the teams meet for Game 4 at the United Center on Monday night.
But he takes it a step further, saying it’s essential for the Bulls, who trail 2-1, to succeed.
“It’s our only chance,” Noah said …
Posted on May 8
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau reported Luol Deng will not rejoin the team until they are back in Chicago, meaning the All-Star small forward will miss Wednesday’s Game 2 in Miami.
However, Thibodeau wouldn’t rule Deng out for Game 3 on Friday at the United Center.
“Day-to-day,” said Thibodeau of Deng as the Bulls took the court at AmericanAirlines Arena for …
Posted on May 7
The night before the NBA Playoffs got underway, Bulls center Joakim Noah had serious doubts about whether or not he’d be able to play in the postseason.
Plagued by plantar fasciitis down the stretch, Noah rested for most of the final month of the regular season to alleviate the pain. When he returned to play limited minutes in the Bulls’ …
Posted on May 2
For the Bulls to wrap up their first round series against the Nets on Thursday, all they’ve got to do is something that has happened every other time the teams have met at the United Center this season – win at home.
Chicago has claimed all four meetings at home this year against Brooklyn – two in the regular season …
Posted on May 1
Though Tom Thibodeau admitted Kirk Hinrich was extremely limited in Wednesday’s practice at the Berto Center, the Bulls guard said he’s improving and labeled himself a game-time decision for Thursday’s Game 6 against the Brooklyn Nets at the United Center.
Meanwhile, Luol Deng and Taj Gibson missed Wednesday’s practice as both stayed home sick. Thibodeau was hopeful they will be …
by Adam Fluck
Posted on Apr 25
It turns out Chicago’s Joakim Noah isn’t the only one dealing with plantar fasciitis in the Bulls and Nets first round playoff series.
As the teams prepare for Game 3 at the United Center on Thursday night, Brooklyn’s Joe Johnson sat out of the team’s practice on Wednesday and his status is uncertain.
“I feel a little better than I …
Posted on Apr 24
By now, most Bulls fans are all too familiar with the term plantar fasciitis, a condition that plagued Joakim Noah the second half of the season and has persisted on during the first two games of the playoffs.
But unless you’ve experienced it, you likely cannot truly appreciate Noah’s Game 2 performance in which he endured immense pain on the …
Posted on Apr 21
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau more or less admitted that there weren’t a lot of positives to take from his team’s Game 1 loss to the Nets in Brooklyn on Saturday night.
However, on Sunday afternoon following a meeting at the team’s hotel in New York City, he reported that Joakim Noah and Kirk Hinrich feel “pretty good,” adding that as …
Posted on Apr 21
When the 2013 NBA Playoffs began, Bulls forward Jimmy Butler had a mere four minutes of postseason experience under his belt.
That changed dramatically on Saturday during Game 1 in Brooklyn when Butler started and played 39 minutes, recording 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting. The Bulls, however, suffered a 106-89 loss which saw them trailing by 25 at the half. …
Posted on Apr 20
As shootaround got underway at John Jay College in Manhattan on Saturday morning, Bulls center Joakim Noah took to the floor to test the plantar fasciitis in his right foot that plagued him as the regular season came to an end.
How it responds could very well determine if he plays in Saturday’s Game 1 at the Barclays Center in …