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Old 02-15-2011, 01:49 PM   #7
oh_snAP1
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Default Re: Noah to return Feb. 23rd

Bulls will also get someone else back today. Let's get this man in the rotation now!

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bull...ter-nbdl-stint

Johnson rejoins Bulls after NBDL stint

James Johnson was back at practice Monday afternoon after being recalled from the NBA Development League. Johnson played eight games in the D-League for the Iowa Energy, the Bulls' affiliate.

James Johnson played eight games with the Iowa Energy of the NBDL. "I thought he played very, very well in the D-League," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He did a great job. The team won. He played extremely well. And he did a great job today at practice. We're happy to have him back."

Thibodeau believes that Johnson's success in the D-League will help him down the line.

"I think you're seeing it more and more now," he said. "I think more teams are utilizing the D-League and it makes a lot of sense. And James has done a great job for us all year in practice, his attitude has been terrific, and it was an opportunity for him to get some playing time which I think was important for him for his development."

As far as Johnson cracking the rotation though, Thibodeau was still non-committal, saying that Johnson will be used "situationally."

"The thing is, if we're in a situation where there's injury, foul trouble, I would not hesitate to put him in the game."

Johnson averaged 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists during his stint in the D-League.
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