Joakim Noah is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot -- a bothersome and tricky injury he dealt with in his left foot three seasons ago -- and says he is "trying to be smart" this time around.

"The last time, I tried to keep fighting through it," Noah said. "I'm hoping that with a little bit of rest I'll be all right."

Noah is having a career season for the Chicago Bulls and was selected a reserve in this month's All-Star game.