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Nikola Mirotic adjusting well to power forward, slower at small forward

Nikola Mirotic adjusting well to power forward, slower at small forward

The Bulls have tried stealing some minutes for rookie Nikola Mirotic at small forward. At this rate, the experiment may only last a short time. "It's hard for him to pick up two positions right now," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "When he does play (small forward), it limits what you can do. It's a very small package of what we're using." Thibodeau said the Bulls' system is similar for perimeter and big men, but the delineation between those two groups is distinct. "I also don't want to take away from his aggressiveness," Thibodeau said. "He has a distinct advantage at power forward because he can outquick those guys." ...

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