HoopsHype Nikola Mirotic rumors

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As for Mirotic, he stepped up Wednesday with pretty strong English when meeting media after practice. Though he apologized for his imperfect English, it was better than anyone else’s Spanish, Serbian or Montenegrin. Better than some English we hear around here as well. “It feels good,” Mirotic said about his first days with the Bulls. “For me, different because I played before in Europe. So I don't know really how they work, but I learn every day something new; so they've helped me, teammates. Coaches have helped me. I feel good. So exciting. I'm really hungry to work and be better every day. I like to run, you know, fast break. I like to be very good on defense, to give good energy and my game I like to pick-and-pop, three-point line, to penetrate, to make one more pass. I try to do best for team. Depends on how they want to use me. NBA.com

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Joe Cowley: According to the source, Timberwolves reached out to Bulls last night to let them know Cavs offer was best on the table. Gar Forman played poker face for about 12 hours, and then pushed all the chips in this morning. Confirmed Taj and McDermott as well as "other assets.'' Mirotic is still unconfirmed. Twitter @suntimes_hoops

The Chicago Bulls have offered a package of Taj Gibson and rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kevin Love, a league source told SheridanHoops.com on Wednesday. The package is extremely intriguing to the Timberwolves, but there is a catch — it cannot be completed for another 29 days after McDermott and Mirotic signed their rookie contracts Tuesday. NBA rules prohibit rookies from being traded within the first 30 days after they sign. SheridanHoops

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Montenegrin forward Nikola Mirotic will become this season the best paid European rookie in the history of the NBA with a first-year salary of $5,305,000 – clearly ahead of the $4.5 million Italian big man Andrea Bargnani commanded in 2006. Mirotic's deal with the Chicago Bulls calls for him to make $16.6 million in three years, which will be more than enough to offset the $3 million he will have to pay Real Madrid for his contract buyout. HoopsHype

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