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Bulls' Joakim Noah undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

By on 5/02/2014 08:07:00 PM

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left knee, according to Noah is expected to rehab his knee during the offseason for the next eight to 12 weeks.

Noah was suffering from knee issues throughout the second half of the season and the playoffs, but it didn't affect his performance as he was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

In their quick five-game exit in the first round against the Wizards, Noah averaged 10.4 points, 12.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 42 minutes per game.

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The Bulls (48-34) had another disappointing end to their season as it marks the second time in three years they've lost in the first round to a lower seeded team. Chicago has only won one playoff series in the past three seasons.

In 80 games this season, Noah averaged 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 35.3 minutes per game.

Noah is under contract throughout the 2015/16 season, with an average of $12.8 million per season.

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