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CHICAGO -- Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic was an unexcused absence from Fridays pregame walk-through and admits he forgot about the schedule prior to Fridays loss 95-69 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Walt Aikens Jersey .I completely forgot, Mirotic said after the game. We had a back-to-back. I forgot usually we meet at the arena after a back-to-back ... I apologized here to teammates, to the coach and we move on ... s--- happens.Mirotic, who did not play in Thursday nights loss to the Bucks, admitted that he was surprised he has been taken out of the rotation. For the first time in his career, he was a listed as DNP-CD during Thursdays game.?Mirotic said the absence had nothing to do with not playing Thursday night.No, Im not that kind of guy. Even if things are not like how I would like them to be, Im very professional, he said. Its not my first year here. Those guys respect me and I respect them. I would never do that, something like that.He was the only Bull not to play in Fridays game as well.Its been difficult, said Mirotic. Its the first time in my career that this is happening. But its a coachs decision so I got to respect that. Theres not too much I can say about that.Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg confirmed after the game that Mirotic was late to the United Center because he forgot about the walk-through. Mirotic is expected to be fined by the team.Niko was in early this morning, he was the first guy in the gym getting in extra work, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said before the game. I had a good meeting with him ... Just like everybody who would be late in this situation, it is a finable offense.Mirotic is averaging 8.7 points a game in 22.4 minutes in his third NBA season. He has struggled throughout the year to find consistency in his game.He was as good as he can be in a situation like that, Hoiberg said of the Friday morning meeting with Mirotic. Obviously, any competitor isnt going to be happy when you get taken out of a lineup. But talking to him about keeping himself ready ... It was good to see him in there this morning getting in extra work and getting up extra shots, keeping himself prepared when his name was called, and thats what we talked about. Obviously, hes going to get another chance this year. Hes got to keep working, keep himself ready, and when opportunity comes, go out and play well.For now, Mirotic remains out of the rotation, but Hoiberg said that could change. Struggling second-year big man Bobby Portis took Mirotics minutes during Thursdays loss.Well take it on a game-by-game basis and practices, Hoiberg said. Well have the opportunity to practice again this week and well have a few chances, and well continue to figure it out. But as of right now, its a game-by-game basis.In other news, Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams said a Christmas Day return against the San Antonio Spurs is realistic.Carter-Williams has been out since suffering left knee and left wrist injuries in an Oct. 31 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Carter-Williams says his knee is fine, that its the wrist that has sidelined him even longer than the original six weeks the Bulls estimated for his return.He had the cast taken off his wrist on Friday and seems to be in good spirits.I got my other cast off today, Carter-Williams said. I think Im going to do some strengthening exercises and all that this week and then try to get back on the court if everything feels right. Dolphins Store .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Jay Cutler Jersey . It says Pocklingtons lawyer filed the appeal Friday in a California court. 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SAN DIEGO -- Archie Bradley could be safe Tuesday night.There doesnt seem to be any animosity between the Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks in their battle for last place in the National League West.That certainly wasnt the case for Bradley in his most recent start against the division-leading Dodgers last Thursday at Chase Field in Phoenix.Bradley came hard inside when pitching rival Rich Hill was trying to put down a sacrifice bunt and the Dodger claimed the pitch hit his left index finger as well as the bat.Words were exchanged and benches cleared in the latest dust-up between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks dating back to 2013.Its just two guys playing the game hard, nothing more than that, Bradley said after the Dodgers game. I was going in before he squared to bunt. Maybe the pitch was more in than it should have been. Its the game so, sorry.There should be no such problems Tuesday night at Petco Park as the right-handed Bradley (7-9, 5.07 earned run average) squares off against Padres right-hander Paul Clemens, who is 2-5 with a 4.84 ERA in 13 appearances (nine starts) as a Padre.Bradley, who was Arizonas first-round pick (seventh overall) in the 2011 draft, is 3-1 with three quality starts and a 5.19 ERA over his last five starts.Archie has had his best stuff the last couple times out, said Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale. Mechanically, he is much better. His fastball velocity has been up, his breaking ball has been good and his changeup has been workingg for him. Andre Branch Jersey. Bradley will be making his fourth start against the Padres. He is 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA (12 earned runs in 18 innings) against the Padres.Clemens, meanwhile, is coming off his best start as a Padre. On Sept. 12 in San Francisco, Clemens shut out the Giants on three hits and a walk over five innings while battling the flu.It was quite an effort, said Padres manager Andy Green. He didnt feel well at all.The performance still left some questions.Clemens has yet to go beyond 5 1/3 innings in any of his nine starts. And his velocity has fallen off in the fourth innings of most of his outings.We can judge anything off how he pitched in San Francisco, said Green. But to be a major league starter, you need to be able to pitch into the sixth and the seventh and carry your stuff and velocity.Because of the flu, Clemens was given an extra two days off before facing the Diamondbacks for the third time this season and the second time as a starter. On Aug. 18, Clemens gave up three runs to the Diamondbacks on eight hits and three walks in just five innings.I still dont think Ive shown what I can really do, said Clemens. 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