Joakim Noah

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah said he will play Thursday against the Denver Nuggets after missing the past three games because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

A first-time All-Star, Noah dealt went through all of the Bulls’ practice on Wednesday.

“I felt pretty good,” he said before Thursday morning’s shootaround. “I’ll be all right.”

– Reported by Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago