Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will be held out of all basketball-related activities for about a week in hopes that the rest will clear up his lingering groin strain.
"He still has a little bit of soreness," coach Tom Thibodeau said Friday before the Bulls played the Indiana Pacers in a preseason game. "We want to make sure he's completely healed before we move on. We don't want him to re-injure it. We want him to rehab and focus on getting healthy."
Noah was injured early in training camp and missed the Bulls' first three preseason games before playing 19 minutes Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons.