All-Star center Joakim Noah has been shut down for a week by Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau as the All-Star center rehabs a strained groin. Noah played 20 minutes in his first preseason game Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons.
Rip Hamilton and C.J. Watson sat out against the Pistons on Monday night.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, who fell on his left elbow Wednesday, will play Friday night against the Orlando Magic.