Noah to rest plantar fasciitis

Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah will be shut down at least through the All-Star break, the team announced on Thursday.

Noah returned to Chicago from the Bulls current road trip to receive treatment on the plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

"We're shutting him down," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said on the team's Web site. "It's the best course of action right now. He's coming back to Chicago to get rest and treatment. We'll reevaluate it after the All-Star break."

Treatment for plantar fasciitis is rest. Noah is averaging 11.2 points and 12 rebounds this season.