Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 22 hours ago

Noah (hamstring) will play Saturday against the Bucks, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

Noah, as expected, will not miss any playoff games after sitting out the Bulls' last two games. He's been battling hamstring and knee issues, but neither injury looks to be serious. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Noah will see his usual complement of minutes to begin the series.

Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 1 day ago

Noah (hamstring) is expected to play in Saturday's opener against the Bucks, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Noah sat out the final two games of the regular season to rest his sore hamstring but there's not much concern moving forward since the rest was just precautionary. The 30-year-old will be playing without a minutes restriction for the first time in a while against the Bucks, although his cap was set around 30-32 minutes per game at the end of the season which is certainly still a hefty workload. He'll look to anchor the Bulls on defense throughout their playoff campaign and should be a serviceable option across all postseason formats.

Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 3 days ago

Noah (hamstring) will be held out of Wednesday's season finale against the Hawks, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

The Bulls are being cautious with Noah as he battles minor knee and hamstring issues. The hope is that he'll be ready to go Saturday or Sunday when the Bulls begin their postseason. Taj Gibson (shoulder) is expected to start in Noah's place.

Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 4 days ago

Noah (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Noah was active but did not play Monday against the Nets. The team initially stated that he was dealing with knee tendinitis, but it's now being called a hamstring issue. Regardless, Noah is unlikely to play Wednesday, and the Bulls cruised to an easy victory without him Monday.

Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 5 days ago

Noah (knee) did not play Monday against the Nets.

This was likely just an opportunity for the Bulls to give Noah a rest heading into the playoffs. If he does play in the team's final game Wednesday against the Hawks, it might only be limited minutes.

Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 5 days ago

Updating a previous note, Noah (knee) will, in fact, be active for Monday's game, but he will not start, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Johnson initially reported that Noah had been scratched from the lineup, but it turns out he'll remain active and could be available off the bench. Chances are, he won't be inserted into the game unless absolutely necessary.

Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 5 days ago

Noah (knee) will not play Monday against the Nets, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Noah will be a late scratch after tendinitis in his knee flared up during pregame warmups. It's likely the Bulls are simply exercising caution with Noah as the playoffs approach, but his status is something to monitor throughout the week. Taj Gibson will start in Noah's place.

Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 7 days ago

Noah will not be on a minutes restriction in the playoffs, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Noah is currently on soft minutes restriction that was placed right around 30 minutes for ongoing knee soreness. His season average is 30.6 minutes per game but it appears that he'll be cut loose in the playoffs and could certainly play around 40 minutes continually if the situation requires his efforts. As for the final three games of the season, Noah should be expected to play around 30 minutes, per usual.

Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 2 weeks ago

Noah stuffed the stat sheet Friday against the Pistons, posting six points, nine rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, and one block in 29 minutes of action.

Noah has been struggling of late, averaging just 6.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.0 blocks over the last four games. Still, he's able to contribute in many categories, which means he's worth owning in many leagues.

Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 3 weeks ago

Noah (soreness) will return to action Wednesday after sitting out Monday's game, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

Noah was given the night off Monday against Charlotte to rest a couple of minor injuries. He'll be back in action Wednesday versus Toronto and will return to his usual starting center role.