Joakim Noah

Injuries are a bigger factor than ever in 2015 NBA Playoffs

John Wall, Kevin Love, Tony Allen, Pau Gasol, Kyire Irving, LeBron James, Joakim Noah, Mike Conley, Chris Paul, Patrick Beverley, Paul Millsap — this is but a partial list of injury-afflicted players on the eight remaining teams in the NBA Playoffs. Some are gone for the year, while some are missing games and returning, and others yet are just playing on compromised bodies.

 

Joakim Noah wants to face LeBron, Cavaliers in playoffs

Things haven’t gone exactly as planned for the Chicago Bulls this season. With the return of Derrick Rose, the additions of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic and the continuity between reigning Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah and hard-charging coach Tom Thibodeau, many slotted them in as the favorites to win the Eastern Conference.

 

The Chicago Bulls Are in Turmoil

Whatever the Cleveland Cavaliers recently had, their divisional rival Chicago Bulls seem to have caught it. Losers of six of their last eight games, the Bulls are reeling. Despite boasting their most talented roster of the Tom Thibodeau era, the team appears not to be in harmony with their hard-driving coach.

 

Derrick Rose Is Awesome Again; Joakim Noah Renews Rivalry With The State of Ohio

Bulls-Cavs May Become the NBA's Most Intense Rivalry

The Eastern Conference hasn’t been the same without Derrick Rose. The Chicago Bulls, originally thought to be the top roadblock to LeBron James’ kingdom, couldn’t compete with James’ Miami Heat superteams without their killer point guard, who played only ten games over the past two seasons with knee injuries. James is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers now; the Bulls lost their shot at James' Miami squad.

But the would-be rivalry between Rose and the four-time MVP may still see its fiercest days yet.

Chicago Bulls’ Pau Gasol Hangs Out On Sesame Street

Pau's On His Way to Where the Air Is Sweet

If you were to scour the NBA for a player who most resembles Big Bird, you’d eventually land on new Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol. A former champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, and likely Hall of Famer in time, the Spaniard is tall, fluffy and gregarious in the same way as the yellow-feathered pop culture icon. He’s one of the most beloved characters in the league. 

Paul Pierce Is Teaching The Washington Wizards How To Talk Trash

The Truth Is Bringing Swagger to the Beltway

The Washington Wizards broke out of prolonged mediocrity in 2013-14, surprising many with their first-round playoff dismissal of the Chicago Bulls, and subsequent hard-fought loss to the Indiana Pacers. Over the summer, they lost integral wingman Trevor Ariza, but replaced him with a legend: Paul Pierce.

 

It's NBA Playoffs Eve

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A few thoughts on the eve of the NBA Playoffs beginning...

<p> It's NBA Playoffs Eve as the "second season" gets underway Saturday afternoon. Here are just a few thoughts as we embark on the potential for another 105 games from now until June — that's if every series goes seven games througout the postseason.</p>