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Nikola Mirotic Attends First Game Since Fight with Bobby Portis

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Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic attended a game for the first time since a preseason altercation with teammate Bobby Portis left him with several broken bones in his face as well as a concussion.

Mirotic was at the United Center for Tuesday’s 104-99 loss to the Phoenix Suns. He remains sidelined with the injuries from the altercation at practice on Oct. 17. Portis served an eight-game suspension.

Coach Fred Hoiberg says the two have not talked as far as he knows. Mirotic started practicing with the team again Monday, and they did go against each other at times.

Mirotic and forward Zach LaVine (torn ACL) will practice with the G League’s Windy City Bulls, while Chicago heads to Denver for a game Thursday.

Source: Associated Press via ESPN

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Sources: Jimmy Butler Expected to Play in Season Opener

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Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler practiced again Sunday and is expected to play in season opener in San Antonio on Wednesday. Heat/Timberwolves talks have been dead, for now, league sources said.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Sources: Bulls Claim Tyler Ulis Off Waivers

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League sources: the Bulls have placed a waiver claim on guard Tyler Ulis. Ulis spent training camp with the Warriors and was released this week. Former Kentucky star was a local standout at Marian Catholic HS.

Source: Jeremy Woo on Twitter

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Report: Pelicans Waive Jarrett Jack

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The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived forward Garlon Green and guard Jarrett Jack.

Green, who was originally signed on July 24 after playing on the Pelicans’ summer league team in Las Vegas, appeared in four preseason games, averaging 4.0 points and 1.5 rebounds. Jack, who signed with New Orleans on September 19, appeared in three preseason games, averaging 3.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 rebounds.

New Orleans’s roster currently stands at 16, including one two-way player (Trevon Bluiett).

Source: New Orleans Pelicans

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