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“Maybe because I played three and four years total [in the Spanish League] too, I don’t know,’’ Mirotic said Saturday, after the Bulls shootaround. “I really don’t feel like a rookie too. I know that I’m a rookie because this is my first year in the NBA. But I played before in Spain five years professionally. And I won five professional championships there with Real Madrid. “I’m lucky because I’m always playing with the good and big teams like Real and Chicago right now. I think that my players, when they talk to me, they don’t think of me as a rookie. They really respect in me and believe in me and trust me on the court. That’s a really good feeling and it really helps me a lot.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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He continues to take advantage of all the injuries the Bulls are dealing with, and Mirotic is averaging 34.00 FantasyScore points over his past six games. He draws a friendly matchup against the 76ers, offering a safe floor and a high ceiling at a price that won't kill your cap. HoopsHype

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Todorovic will be one of the most exciting prospects at the next Copa del Rey ACB (19-22 February), an event that draws plenty of NBA attention. Marko was drafted by the Blazers in 2013 (45th overall pick), his rights sent later to the Houston Rockets in the Thomas Robinson trade. Although his contract with Barcelona expires next summer, NBA doesn’t seem as a priority right now. Watching his pal excel is. “I don’t have much time to follow the NBA but I know Nikola [Mirotic] is exceeding the expectations. He’s been the last Rookie of the Month in the Eastern Conference. I’m happy for him. Nikola deserves it. The hard work he did last summer playing one-and-one against me is paying results”, he said, laughing. Spanish Hoops

January 28, 2015 Updates

Nobody else lands near Mirotic – for good reason. Logically, it’s difficult for players to draw fouls while they’re hanging near the 3-point arc. It takes a special blend to balance both skills. Mirotic, who shoots 36 percent on 3-pointers, does it a few ways. One, he’s the floor-stretching big Chicago needs to complement Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson – especially because Noah has struggled spread the floor as a passing hub this season (perhaps due to injury). Even on the perimeter, Mirotic has a nifty shot fake that helps him draw fouls, including on 3-point tries. NBCSports.com

Two, he plays hard. Mirotic, who credits playing professionally at age 17, is comfortable amid contact. A perception exists that rookies and European players get unfavorable whistles, but Mirotic has overcome that double whammy. “I don’t think about it when I’m playing,” Mirotic said. “I try to play smart, and sometimes you need to try to get contact to go to the free-throw line.” NBCSports.com

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