After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery earlier this offseason, there were concerns that Joakim Noah would miss some of the Chicago Bulls training camp and if he didn’t heal properly, his absence could stretch into the regular season.
Thankfully as of now that doesn’t look as if it will be the case as Joakim Noah believes he’ll not only be ready for the regular season, but doesn’t expect to miss any time during training camp either.
Given an estimated 8-12 week recovery time frame, the former Florida star seems to be itching to get back on the hardwood.
“I feel pretty good,” Noah told ESPNChicago.com. “Obviously I have a ways to go, but I’m excited. When I see what our team looks like, I think that Gar [Forman] and Pax [John Paxon] put together a very solid team and I’m really excited about next year.”
While getting back on the court is Joakim Noah’s first priority, the All-NBA center also admitted that he’s eager to play alongside Derrick Rose who will be returning from his own injury. Noah went on to suggest he can’t help but think of winning an NBA championship alongside the former league MVP.
“Every day I work out that’s all I think about,” Noah admitted, while discussing the possibility of winning a title alongside Derrick Rose. “It’s just how great that party would be after we win the championship. But I know to get there there’s going to be a lot of ups and downs.”
As evidenced by other championship parties we’ve seen in the Windy City, we have a hard time disagreeing with such a notion.