Chicago Bulls forward/center Joakim Noah was hampered
throughout the end of the season due to his plantar fascia injury. Now that the
season is over, coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters – including Joe Cowley of
The Chicago Sun-Times – that Noah’s ailment could require surgery.
“That hasn’t been determined,’’ Thibodeau said of Noah undergoing surgery. “Obviously, we’d like to avoid the surgery. He has responded a lot better. He has found something that has worked. We want him to get completely healthy That will be the focus, getting him back to 100 percent. He needs some rest, as most of the guys do. Same thing with Luol. We have to get him completely healthy again. Those are two players that we’ll be on top of right away.’’