May 2, 2014, 7:19 PM EST
After the season ended Joakim Noah said he had earned his Defensive Player of the Year award (and some down-the-ballot MVP votes for his play on both ends) playing through a sore left knee. He wasn’t kidding.
Friday Noah underwent “minor arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left knee,” the Bulls announced.
He will be out 8-12 weeks, the team announced. During the off-season, that is not a huge deal. He should be fully ready to go by the start of training camp.
The question is who is going to be in training camp with him? The Bulls expect a healthy Derrick Rose, for one. After that, they are looking at a few potential power forwards who can provide a little more scoring. There’s one that gets a lot of attention out of New York, but he’s not the only guy on the list.
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- Kobe Bryant will be back next season, he can’t resist the challenge 20
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- If injury is serious, it would go against history for Kobe to be productive again 17
- Sixers’ leading scorer Tony Wroten suffers partially torn ACL, likely done for season 13