Joakim Noah: Expected To Play 20-25 Minutes Monday Staff

Update: Noah (foot) is starting Monday's Game 2 against the Nets, and coach Tom Thibodeau said he will play 20-25 minutes.

Recommendation: Noah only played 13 minutes in Game 1, so this would seem to indicate an improvement in his status, although there is no guarantee that his foot will respond to the heavier workload. Noah's plantar fascitiis is not expected to resolve any time soon, so now it is just a matter of how much playing time he can handle while dealing with the pain.

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