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Me: One shop question: how odd is it to be on a Bulls team that has this much depth and can actually score when guys are out? Aaron Brooks: The good thing is, you're just looking on somebody to play defense. You play defense, the more opportunities you have to score. And when the guys are out, that's just other shots for other people Jimmy having a heck of year and is irreplaceable of course, but Niko (Nikola Mirotic) has been playing big when guys go out. Normally it's at the four position but (Saturday) it was the three. He got a chance to go out there and get more minutes and show what he can do. He's a dynamic player. There's a lot of guys that's been in the league that have put up points, made buckets. When somebody goes down, it's their opportunity. NBA.com

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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

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