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Noah said he has work to do on his surgically-repaired left knee, but he said the knee responded well to his first back-to-back action of the preseason, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reports. "I still have to get my strength back in my leg. Just trying to manage practicing, playing. But overall I'm happy with it," Noah said. "I just have to deal with it. I'll be ready."
Noah is expected to wear a knee brace all season long, but his status for the start of the regular season is not in jeopardy. Hopefully with Pau Gasol and Taj Gibson also on the roster, Noah won't be pushed too hard in terms of minutes. He remains one of the better centers in fantasy hoops, and should be drafted as such.
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Noah scored seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal in 27 minutes Thursday against the Hawks.
Noah has seen limited minutes so far this preseason as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery, but this was the type of overall stat line that fantasy owners grew accustomed to last season. It will be hard for him to have another superb season like he did last year, but he should still be a valuable fantasy option.
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Noah scored 10 points (3-4 FG, 4-5 FT) to go along with four rebounds, three assists and one block in 24 minutes Saturday against the Bucks.
Noah saw his most action of the preseason so far as the Bulls continue to ease him back from offseason knee surgery. Look for his minutes to continue to increase as the regular season nears.
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Noah could play in the second half of Saturday's game against the Bucks, depending on how he feels before the game, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reports.
Noah was dealing with a sore knee earlier in camp, and that may still be an issue. However, it's also likely that the Bulls just don't want to use him much in the preseason, as they know what to expect from him, and there are younger players that need to be evaluated.
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Noah will sit out Tuesday's preseason game against the Pistons, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reports.
The Bulls have no reason to push Noah hard in the preseason, and there are a bevvy on younger players that need reps in the preseason, so this is no surprise.
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Noah played 14 minutes Monday against the Wizards and scored two points (1-6 FG) to go along with four rebounds and one steal.
Noah is coming off knee surgery over the summer and saw limit minutes Monday as a result. He may continue to see limited playing time in the beginning of the preseason schedule.
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Noah (knee) said he will likely have to wear a knee brace the entire season, ESPN Chicago reports.
All indications are that Noah is progressing well from offseason knee surgery as he has not been limited in practice so far. It may take him some time to get used to the brace, but it shouldn't hinder his production.
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Noah (knee) said he has not been 100 percent healthy in years but is feeling good so far in practice, ESPN Chicago reports.
It's no surprise that Noah said he hasn't been completely healthy in a long time as he has dealt with a lot of injuries in his career. That being said, he seems to be recovering well from offseason knee surgery and has fully practiced so far in training camp. The Bulls are much deeper up front this season, so there is a chance Noah will see a slight reduction in minutes. He's still a crucial part of the team, so don't expect his playing time to drop that much unless he suffers another injury.
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Noah (knee) practiced fully Tuesday, the ESPN Chicago reports.
Noah is recovering from offseason knee surgery and it's encouraging that he was a full participant in the first practice. The Bulls will likely keep a close eye on Noah during training camp to ensure he does not have any lingering issues.
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Noah (knee) hopes that he's unlimited during training camp following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on May 1. "It's going to be a grueling season," he said Monday. "This is the first time I've had surgery on my knee. I'm hoping there are no limitations."
If the Bulls' training staff deems that Noah should follow a cautious route, the offseason exchange of Pau Gasol for Carlos Boozer should take some of the burden off the Florida product to log his typical run. In back-to-back All-Star campaigns, Noah logged 5,865 combined minutes across 163 games between the regular season and playoffs, good for 36.0 per game during the last two years. Thus, a modest decrease could come to pass in the early going, making him a risky proposition for fantasy endeavors.