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08:17 AM ET 12.15 | Derrick Rose may have the most celebrated of recent Bulls injuries, but a less publicized injury is taking its toll. Privately, Joakim Noah has been battling bruised tendons in his right hand, which keeps getting whacked and thus can't heal. Team sources told the Tribune management has had internal discussions about sitting Noah, although the center traveled to Toronto and is scheduled to play Wednesday against the Raptors when the Bulls vie for their seventh straight victory. As for Rose, it appears time to add "quick healer" to his long list of accomplishments this season. One day after flipping over the Pacers' Brandon Rush on a drive, not to mention tweaking his left ankle, Rose vowed to play.

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December 15, 2010  08:31 AM ET

This is a hard decision...Its a long season so it may be beneficial but he is a young player gotta play through pain...

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December 15, 2010  08:42 AM ET

May I offer the following sentiment...


weather the storm, though it may be a while
during your Noah-less stretch surely you'll slide
take solace bulls fan besides
in the east there is not much difference between a four or five

December 15, 2010  08:45 AM ET

If it's for his health then sit him. they're gonna need his D and rebounding in the long run...

December 15, 2010  08:58 AM ET
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If its truly just a bruise, sure.....playBut if it s something that can be rested, why play him? Its december

They got Knicks on their backs.. did you check the standings... we're now number 4!.... if they rest him and we get to be 3rd we aint giving it up.

December 15, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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They got Knicks on their backs.. did you check the standings... we're now number 4!.... if they rest him and we get to be 3rd we aint giving it up.

HA! Man teams that weren't even in the conversation for playoff contention are now here this year. Man i'm a bit worried about the knick tonight. but they haven't played a defensive team like us in a minute, so let's see what happens...

December 15, 2010  09:03 AM ET
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HA! Man teams that weren't even in the conversation for playoff contention are now here this year. Man i'm a bit worried about the knick tonight. but they haven't played a defensive team like us in a minute, so let's see what happens...

Knicks play defense one quater and it's been enough to win 12 out of 13. Personally I think we shd tank this game and let Celts win... save our energy and scheme for them pigs on Friday... or play hard tonight and blow the Miami game with a brawl or something.... we can't let Miami walk over us like Cavs...

December 15, 2010  09:03 AM ET
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They got Knicks on their backs.. did you check the standings... we're now number 4!.... if they rest him and we get to be 3rd we aint giving it up.

lol...Your stupid....

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December 15, 2010  09:07 AM ET
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Knicks play defense one quater and it's been enough to win 12 out of 13. Personally I think we shd tank this game and let Celts win... save our energy and scheme for them pigs on Friday... or play hard tonight and blow the Miami game with a brawl or something.... we can't let Miami walk over us like Cavs...

Man i don't think the knicks are gonna go out without a fight tonight. and they for sure won't be easy to the heat. but i honestly think your Knicks are about to go on a slight two-game losing streak, not to be rude or anything...

December 15, 2010  09:08 AM ET
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Now that Boozer is back get Noah a little rest so he can heal up. Let Boozer handle the paint for a few games.

Boozer is not a banger and injury prone like Yao... please keep him on the perimeter.

December 15, 2010  09:08 AM ET
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Now that Boozer is back get Noah a little rest so he can heal up. Let Boozer handle the paint for a few games.

Yeah, boozer and That Taj Gibson Kid can hold down the PF and C spots until Noah is healthy, but if it's a little bruising, then he should play

December 15, 2010  09:08 AM ET

noah is a warrior he'll fight through

December 15, 2010  09:09 AM ET
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If its truly just a bruise, sure.....playBut if it s something that can be rested, why play him? Its december

the only reason i think i wouldnt just sit him is because they need to build chemistry

December 15, 2010  09:11 AM ET
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Man i don't think the knicks are gonna go out without a fight tonight. and they for sure won't be easy to the heat. but i honestly think your Knicks are about to go on a slight two-game losing streak, not to be rude or anything...

I don't mind losing especially to Boston. But if we're losing to Miami we gotta leave some blood and sweat on the floor... or start a fight to get the game postponed... leave it to me lets make it UFC!

December 15, 2010  09:12 AM ET
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They got Knicks on their backs.. did you check the standings... we're now number 4!.... if they rest him and we get to be 3rd we aint giving it up.

the bulls arent to worried.......they to will come to a stretch where they play cupcake teams while the knicks go through a brutal stretch of tough competition ...they should hold their position

 
December 15, 2010  09:12 AM ET
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the only reason i think i wouldnt just sit him is because they need to build chemistry

They have all season to build chemistry, and they have a big in gibson coming off the bench they should give him some minutes and let him build his game if Noah is really injured.

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