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Joakim Noah blows off media after Luol Deng trade

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10:48 AM ET 01.11 | Another day, another media blow-off by Joakim Noah, who has not spoken publicly since the Bulls traded his friend and former teammate, Luol Deng, to Cleveland. It was believed that he would address the media -- all of four Chicago-based reporters -- after the Bulls' Friday morning shootaround at the Bradley Center. But Noah told a team official that he would remain mute. It begs the question: Just how angry is Noah? And is his silent act hindering the Bulls in their effort to turn the page on the deal?

Chicago Tribune

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January 11, 2014  10:52 AM ET

I can't blame him.

January 11, 2014  11:03 AM ET

Deng is doing what every player should do. Concentrate on his career and not get involved in management business. Just like Kobe...


I made myself spit coffee through my own nose on that one!

January 11, 2014  11:16 AM ET

He's probably upset and knows he needs to wait before speaking out. In many respects that's really wise and I wish I did that more often in my own life.

January 11, 2014  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Deng is doing what every player should do. Concentrate on his career and not get involved in management business. Just like Kobe... I made myself spit coffee through my own nose on that one!

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January 11, 2014  02:25 PM ET

Is he upset that he may be the next one to be moved?

January 11, 2014  02:31 PM ET

Bulls, how do you turn a page with such a ignorant trade??? Now you trade Boozer and let Rose do it on crutches or worse - hurry Rose back and reinjure his fragile body...

January 11, 2014  07:52 PM ET

The Bulls are not trying to win a championship. This is clear. Trading Deng is not a winning move. PERIOD.

January 11, 2014  10:47 PM ET

Unhappy with the Deng trade? How about being unhappy (or ashamed) with his hair bun?

January 12, 2014  02:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Bulls are not trying to win a championship. This is clear. Trading Deng is not a winning move. PERIOD.

They simply don't have the talent with noload Rose on their roster.

January 12, 2014  03:49 AM ET

7K+ views and only 10 posts eh? Must be a lot of Bulls fans out there.

I can see where Noah is coming from (other then the Ark). A guy puts all his effort and leadership skills into this team and the community. Then he's traded away because the franchise says he's too expensive for his talents. Tough cal to make but one that ultimately has to be made in todays NBA if you want to create a dynamic and competitive league. Ofcourse that might be done with anytime a trio of 'stars'* get together taking a 'pay cut'*.

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January 12, 2014  08:43 AM ET

The reason Deng was traded is he turned own a 3 yr 30 million dollar extension. Bulls smart to make the trade happen

January 12, 2014  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The reason Deng was traded is he turned own a 3 yr 30 million dollar extension. Bulls CHEAP to make the trade happen

Fixed

January 12, 2014  10:42 AM ET

iIt's Just Business, Bro.

January 12, 2014  07:51 PM ET
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The Bulls are basically poor losers.Their attitude is all-or-nothing. They feel that they cannot beat Lebron and company - or Indiana as well - so they throw in the towel and tear the team apart.Instead, they should remain competitive and continue to give their fans a good product.A team that can consistently make it to the Playoffs and usually go to the second round or further should remain intact.Shame on the Bulls management.

dumbest post I've ever seen....so by your logic, stick with a team that's a guaranteed 2nd round exit???? um yea that's not how it works. The goal isn't to make the 2nd round, the goal is a championship.

 
January 12, 2014  11:30 PM ET

the word around here is that Noah is pretty good at blowing, take that for whatever its worth

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