Joakim Noah to return to Bulls lineup Monday vs. Wizards
Joakim Noah has missed the last nine games with a shoulder injury, but he appears back on track to return to action Monday against the Wizards.
Noah went through practice on Sunday, and head coach Fred Hoiberg told reporters at shootaround that he will be back in the lineup in time for Chicago's only stretch of four games in five nights this season.
"I feel good," Noah said Sunday, via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. "I was happy I got back out there to do some one-on-one. I'm excited to get back on the court. I'm confident in my shoulder being all right."
The Bulls went 7-2 with Noah sidelined, but were battered in a loss to the Hawks on Saturday where Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic struggled defensively against Atlanta's larger lineups.