One of the more concerning aspects of the Chicago Bulls’ undefeated preseason was Joakim Noah’s groin injury, which caused him to miss seven of the Bulls’ eight games. There was a lot to like otherwise, but it was hard to shake the feeling that Noah’s injury would cause problems, especially with the Bulls’ suspect frontcourt depth.
However, Noah came out and said today that he definitely will play on Tuesday, and that he’s been good to go for a while.
Jo: "100 percent" chance he plays Tuesday in Miami, says Thibs held him out vs. Denver. Thibs said he's been "pain-free" for past 4-5 days.
— Aggrey Sam (@CSNBullsInsider) October 27, 2013
So that settles that. In other news, Kirk Hinrich might play as well, but he doesn’t seem as confident as Noah.
Hinrich says he feels good and is hopeful to play Miami on Tuesday.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) October 27, 2013
Regardless, we’re only two days away from the start of the regular season and it can’t come soon enough.