Another day, another media blow-off by Joakim Noah, who has not spoken publicly since the Bulls traded his friend and former teammate, Luol Deng, to Cleveland.

It was believed that he would address the media – all of four Chicago-based reporters – after the Bulls’ Friday morning shootaround at the Bradley Center. But Noah told a team official that he would remain mute.

It begs the question: Just how angry is Noah? And is his silent act hindering the Bulls in their effort to turn the page on the deal?

Tom Thibodeau was asked when he’ll know that everyone has “gotten over” the deal, and the Bulls coach replied: “All that stuff, that’s’ the nature of the league. You’re always going to be dealing with injuries, and trades are part of it. You have to lock into the guys who are here. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the group we do have? If we do that, we will be fine.”

The Bulls should benefit from the return of forward Carlos Boozer, who missed two games with knee soreness but said he feels “great” after Friday’s shootaround.

Mike Dunleavy started in Deng’s place Tuesday in the Bulls’ victory over Phoenix. Thibodeau is not ready to proclaim him as an every-game time starter, though.