In the summer before his rookie season, Joakim Noah was prevented from lifting weights by a shoulder injury. But this summer, he was able to return to the weight room and said his focus was on getting stronger.
"Yeah, definitely, knowing that I was going to play more at the center position this year," he said. "I put on 10 pounds and lifted a lot of weights."
Although Noah said he was excited to get started when the Bulls begin training camp on Tuesday, he wasn't willing to announce any goals for this season.
"I don't want to put too many expectations on myself," he said. "I just need to work hard and try to affect winning. That's all I want to expect from myself: work hard and affect winning."