2012 London Olympics: C Joakim Noah To Play On French National Team

K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Chicago Bulls C Joakim Noah will indeed play in the 2012 London Olympics despite his recent ankle injury:

Noah sprained his ankle in the pivotal Game 3 of the playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers and was forced to miss the remaining games of the series, which the Bulls eventually lost, 4 games to 2.

In the regular season, Noah led the team with 9.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, as well as a whopping .223 win shares per 48 minutes, according to Basketball-Reference:

Rk Player Age G MP ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Joakim Noah 26 64 1945 120 96 4.9 4.2 9.0 .223
2 Carlos Boozer 30 66 1948 108 95 3.3 4.3 7.6 .187
3 Derrick Rose 23 39 1375 112 101 4.1 2.0 6.0 .211
4 Luol Deng 26 54 2129 105 100 2.3 3.6 5.8 .132
5 Kyle Korver 30 65 1469 120 101 3.1 2.1 5.3 .172
6 Taj Gibson 26 63 1284 109 96 1.8 2.6 4.5 .167
7 Ronnie Brewer 26 66 1635 103 99 1.0 2.9 3.9 .113
8 Omer Asik 25 66 971 97 92 0.1 2.5 2.6 .129
9 C.J. Watson 27 49 1159 101 101 0.8 1.8 2.6 .109
10 John Lucas 29 49 726 107 102 1.2 1.0 2.2 .142
11 Richard Hamilton 33 28 697 101 104 0.5 0.8 1.3 .092
12 Jimmy Butler 22 42 359 112 100 0.5 0.6 1.1 .144
13 Mike James 36 11 120 101 101 0.1 0.2 0.3 .111
14 Brian Scalabrine 33 28 122 98 97 0.0 0.2 0.3 .108
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/11/2012.

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