Noah misses practice for personal reasons

October, 7, 2012
10/07/12
4:29
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DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was not at practice Sunday afternoon because of personal reasons. His status for Tuesday night's preseason opener against the Memphis Grizzlies is uncertain.

"We'll see," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said. "It's just a personal matter that he's dealing with. Not sure yet (of his return) ... He'll be out for a couple days. Hopefully he'll be back, he might be back (Monday). I don't know."

While Thibodeau didn't discuss the exact reason for Noah's absence, Noah did acknowledge during Bulls media day that his grandmother passed away Monday morning.

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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Derrick Rose
PTS AST STL MIN
15.9 4.3 0.5 31.1
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Noah 11.3
AssistsJ. Noah 5.4
StealsJ. Butler 1.9
BlocksJ. Noah 1.5