After using Wednesday's light practice to acclimate themselves after the 10-hour flight from Chicago the Bulls went harder Thursday at the Flamengo Basketball Club.

Still though coach Tom Thibodeau said the team did little contact which places Joakim Noah's chances to make his preseason debut Saturday against the Wizards as questionable. Thibodeau has said he wants Noah to endure contact practices before returning from the sore groin that has sidelined him the first two games.

"We didn’t do a lot of contact" Thibodeau said. "We cleaned things up. We had a good hard practice. We did some contact early on but most of the practice was timing up the offense. We added a few things and things of that nature."

Noah said he's feeling better. And he moved well during drills that were open to a noticeably slimmed down media presence.