Mirotic (back) deemed himself "day-to-day" following his premature exit from Monday's preseason game against the Hornets, Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore.com reports.

This is seemingly good news for Mirotic after being diagnosed with a lower back strain. With just one more preseason game left on the docket for Chicago this Thursday, it's entirely possible that the Bulls will err on the side of caution and hold him out until their regular season opener against the Celtics on Oct. 27.

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