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Joakim Noah wants Chicago Bulls teammate to re-sign

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Chicago Bulls beat Heat
Chicago Bulls beat Heat.

The Chicago Bulls have played themselves into a brilliant period of form exactly at the right before the NBA playoffs.

Despite losing talismanic point guard Derrick Rose to another season-ending ACL injury and all-star forward Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bulls' have dominated and hold a 41-32 record.

In the absence of Rose, back up guard D.J Augustin has stepped up to the plate and grabbed his chance by the horns.

In last nights 107-102 victory against the Boston Celtics, Augustin went off for a massive career high 33 points including a tie-breaking three with 2 minutes remaining.

And Bulls' center Joakim Noah is so impressed by the incumbent point guard that he wants him to pen a new contract to stay in Chicago.

"I'm just happy he's with the Bulls," Noah said after the win last night. "I think he found a home here and I hope he can stay for a long time."

It doesn't look like Noah will be getting his wish however.

The Bulls already have Kirk Hinrich, Jimmy Butler and Jimmer Fredette that can play in the guard positions, and unless they demand a trade then it seems Augustin will be on his way somewhere else.

The 26 year old former Texas Longhorn only joined Chicago in the December of 2013 and his average of 12.5 points a game to go along with 1.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists aren't enough to nail down a new deal.

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