Bulls’ Joakim Noah broke his silence following Luol Deng trade

Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls traded away Luol Deng, suggesting that they’d be tanking this season. Despite going 3-0 since then, Bulls center Joakim Noah has been avoiding talking to the media.

That ended last night.

“The trade definitely hurt,” Noah said, via Sean Highkin at USA Today. “I know a lot of people say this is a business and all that, but this game is more than a business to me. I put everything I’ve got into this. I feel like Lu was the same way, so it was hard for me to digest. But that’s just my perspective. Everybody has a different job. I’m not mad at anybody. I’m not mad at the organization or anything like that. It’s just that my brother isn’t here, so I just need time to digest that.”

Waiting to speak might have benefitted Noah in this instance allowing him to calm down before commenting and saying something he’d later regret.

Topics: Chicago Bulls

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