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Sean Smith is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March. If the Dolphins can't agree to a long-term deal with Smith, he might be slapped with the franchise tag, because negotiations for a new contract aren't going smoothly.
Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post cites a source to report the sides are "far apart," with Smith asking for a contract close to the six-year, $43 million pact the Tennessee Titans handed Jason McCourty last summer. The Dolphins aren't about to furnish that type of cash to Smith, according to the source.
Nikola Mirotic scored a game high 29 points with nine rebounds and one block in the Bulls 96-86 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
With Taj Gibson out of the lineup Mirotic stepped up in a big way as the Bulls only big man off the bench. Gibson was seen in a walking boot leaving the locker room after injuring his ankle against the Timberwolves on Friday which could mean more playing time for Mirotic. Earlier this week Gibson sat out because of an illness and Nikola impressed, scoring 16 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. Its likely given his prior role in the rotation that Mirotic could be available in your league and is worth an add. In daily leagues as long as Gibson remains out Mirotic should be considered a must start due to his very low price tag. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba