Joakim Noah says right now he feels no pain in his foot no plantar fasciitis. That despite a summer where he worked out plenty even training with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. His foot feels fine.

If the Bulls are going to be the contenders they think they are Noah still has to be fine in April and May (then maybe June). Two of the past three seasons he has been slowed by plantar fasciitis during the season and postseason.

That means coach Tom Thibodeau has to keep his minutes under control.