INDIANAPOLIS—“Not really, man,” D.J. Augustin insisted before the Bulls’ morning shootaround.
Compared to the Eastern Conference, in which there’s a clear hierarchy — the upper-echelon teams (Indiana and Miami), the middle-class clubs (Chicago, Toronto and Washington) and a jumble of squad
When Derrick Rose went down with another season-ending knee injury and Luol Deng was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, somebody on the Bulls needed to step up.
Enter Joakim Noah.
As the Bulls said goodbye to one point guard Saturday night, another stepped up and showed why he’s going to be key to the team’s continued turnaround.