Banged-Up Bulls Need Bigger, Better Bodies For Battle

March 3rd, 2010 by Ed Leiser Leave a reply »
The city of Chicago just let out a collective groan with the news that Joakim Noah will be sidelined three weeks as he deals with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Most NBA teams will deal with injuries at some point in their seasons, but right now for the Bulls, it seems like everybody is dealing with an injury.

In addition to Noah basically being shut down for the rest of March, forward Luol Deng sat out Monday's game and missed Wednesday's practice as he deals with a knee injury.

All-Star point guard Derrick Rose has gotten hurt in just about every one of the Bulls' last few games, having left Monday's contest after colliding with Hawks' guard Mike Bibby.

Rose returned, but the Bulls were blown out by Atlanta, 116-92.

Center Brad Miller also is nicked-up, and he, too, missed Wednesday's practice.

Add up those four players, and you're looking at a team missing it's two leading scorers (Rose and Deng), it's two leading rebounders (Noah and Deng), and one of your top options off the bench (Miller).

Ouch, Bulls fans.

What's worse, eight of the Bulls' next 10 opponents own a .500 or ab ...

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