Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will be shut down for at least one week due
to a groin injury. Noah initially suffered the injury in the first week of
training camp, then returned to game action Wednesday night against the
Pistons in a preseason contest. The Florida product averaged 11.9 points, 11.1
rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 66 games last season for the Bulls, who lost to the
Miami Heat in the conference semifinals. The Bulls open the regular season on
Oct. 29 in Miami.