Joakim Noah is expected to return to the Chicago Bulls’ lineup in the first game after the upcoming All-Star break. Once Noah is back in the lineup, the Bulls will go from a good team to a “scary” team.

“Well the doctors have to clear him first,” former Bull and current TV analyst, Stacey King said on the Danny Mac Show when talking about Noah’s return. “If he feels like he’s ready to go, which if you ask him right now he’d probably play right now, because he’s itching to get back. He’s starting light contact in practice which is a good sign.”

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Noah last played for the Bulls on December 15. Since then, the Bulls have gone 20-8 while their center had surgery on, and began to rehab an injured hand.

“The good thing about this is that the Bulls were able to maintain what they’ve been doing,” King said. “With a record of third in the conference, they’re only two and a half games out of first place, behind Boston, and a half game from Miami…I mean this is a very good basketball team. And like I said before, they’re going to be a much better team at the end of the season. Once Noah gets back and they’re able to get about 20 games with him in the lineup, they’re going to be pretty scary.”