Kirk Hinrich and Joakim Noah missed Wednesday's practice with what Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau termed "overall soreness."

Asked if Noah had suffered a relapse of the plantar fasciitis that has plagued him two of the last four seasons Thibodeau said no.

"It's his body" he said.

The absences come one day after the Bulls had a day off. Thibodeau has said pacing his veteran team will be crucial this training camp particularly since the Bulls reported earlier than most teams because they play a game internationally in Brazil.

"At this time of the year we want to make sure all the nicks are taken care of" Thibodeau said. "They both are feeling a lot better today after a day off. We just thought another day was the smart thing to do. So that’s what we did."