The Chicago Bulls are leaning towards starting Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol with Joakim Noah coming off the bench.

Noah is fully healthy and in a contract season.

"Whatever is best for the team. It's not about me right now. It's about this team," Noah said. "We have to figure out ways to get better. And we will."

"He didn't fight it one bit," Fred Hoiberg said. "I think he's excited to play with Taj (Gibson) and the chemistry those two have together."

Noah has started 463 of 543 career NBA games.

"We want to throw (Gasol and Mirotic) out there together and I want to see Jo and Taj together," Hoiberg said. "You'll see mix-and-match. We want to get Bobby (Portis) some minutes as well with some different combinations. So we'll see how it all plays out."