TORONTO -- As he prepared to play his first game in more than two months, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah said Wednesday he has a lot of work ahead.
"It's just been a tough time. I had to be very patient," Noah said of his time away. "Thirty games is a long time. But like I said, I'm very excited to be a part of it because our ballclub is very competitive, and we feel like when we're playing at our best, we can compete against anybody.