While Brad Miller (left knee and general workload) and Taj Gibson (plantar fasciitis) sat out most of Wednesday's practice at the Berto Center, Joakim Noah participated in most of the workout and against stayed after to do some extra work.
Noah, who sat out three weeks with plantar fasciitis of the left foot, maintains he is pain free and he'll play more when the Bulls host the Miami Heat Thursday night at the United Center.
"Maybe three or four [segments] depending on how his wind is, time and foul trouble," coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We'll up his minutes a little bit and try to play him in segments for his conditioning."
Del Negro didn't want to commit to a specific number of minutes -- Noah was limited to 12 in the Bulls' last game -- but said: "Maybe 15 or 20 depending on the game and try to get them in spurts where he can play three, four, five minutes at a time and then get him some rest an build his conditioning up.
"It really depends on how his foot reacts after today's practice and how he's feeling tomorrow."