Bulls Ground Joakim Noah

Noah’s plantar fasciitis has forced the team’s hand: “The Bulls have opted to rest Joakim Noah and the plantar fasciitis in his left foot at least through the All-Star break and Noah is scheduled to return to Chicago for treatment Thursday night. Noah clearly has labored through the last two games and didn’t participate in the Bulls’ light practice at Georgia Tech Thursday. ‘It’s frustrating,’ Noah said late Wednesday in Philadelphia. ‘I can’t move the way I want to.’ At practice, coach Vinny Del Negro confirmed management had discussed making this move. Del Negro battled plantar fasciitis for close to two seasons during his playing career.”