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Nikola Mirotic | Forward | #44

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/11/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (23) / HOU
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Nikola Mirotic scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.
Two good games in a row? Is this real life? Mirotic was in a serious slump heading into the break and was even a DNP-CD in the last game before the All-Star break. Plus, the Bulls said they traded Taj Gibson because they wanted to get a look at Bobby Portis. Well, maybe this is a wakeup call for Mirotic and he can keep it going. He's far from a must-add guy, but coming out hot after the break makes him worth a pickup for anyone needing treys. Feb 25 - 11:42 PM

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Nikola Mirotic scored 20 points with eight rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes off the bench against the Suns on Friday.

With Taj Gibson out of the picture, it's a whole new opportunity for Mirotic now. Back in October, Mirotic was fully expected to start for the Bulls this season, but Gibson thriving and Mirotic flopping caused a change. The Bulls still really, really need a shooter in their first unit, so the chance is there for Niko to start over Bobby Portis. He's on the 2017 Mt. Rushmore of most annoying players in fantasy, but give him a look if you want to see if he can stay hot with added motivation.
Feb 25 - 1:18 AM

The Bulls have reportedly been shopping Nikola Mirotic in recent trade talks.

Mirotic is a restricted free agent but the Bulls appear to have soured on him, and coach Fred Hoiberg hinted on Wednesday that Bobby Portis has leap-frogged him in the rotation. Mirotic could have interesting fantasy appeal in the right situation, but he's been maddeningly inconsistent as an NBA player. It's worth noting that he was an apparent DNP-CD on Feb. 16, the Bulls' final game before the break.
Feb 22 - 7:59 PM

Nikola Mirotic did not play against the Celtics on Thursday.

After going through practice on Wednesday, he was expected to play in this game. It's possible something happened to him in warmups or coach Fred Hoiberg wanted to get a look at Bobby Portis. Regardless, Mirotic just doesn't have it this year.
Feb 16 - 10:47 PM

Nikola Mirotic (back) is available to play against the Celtics on Thursday.

He went through practice on Wednesday and should be good to go. With Mirotic back, that could bump Bobby Portis out of the rotation while guys up front lose minutes as well. There should still be a decent amount of shots for reserves like Doug McDermott because Dwyane Wade (illness) is out.
Feb 16 - 6:29 PM

Nikola Mirotic (back) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

He's missed the last two games, but the Bulls probably want to prove that he's healthy because his name has been floated around in the rumor mill. Mirotic was averaging 8.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 triples in February prior to his injury, so he's not a great pickup at the moment. His return will likely eat into the workload of Doug McDermott and could push Bobby Portis out of the rotation. That's not a lock, though.
Feb 16 - 12:24 PM

Nikola Mirotic (back) went through practice on Wednesday and will be questionable for Thursday against the Celtics.

That's a good sign for Mirotic after missing the last two games. Bobby Portis has filled in as the backup power forward while the Bulls have also gone smaller more often. If he can return, that may bump Portis and take shots away from Doug McDermott, who scored 20 points on Tuesday.
Feb 15 - 2:28 PM

Nikola Mirotic (back) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. Toronto and is considered doubtful for Thursday's game vs. Boston.

Mirotic is deal with painful back spasms and it appears the Bulls will hold him out through the All-Stat break to give him an extra week of rest. With Paul Zipser (ankle) also out, Bobby Portis, Doug McDermott and Cristiano Felicio will all likely see additional minutes again on Tuesday. They each played over 24 minutes Sunday vs. the Wolves.
Feb 14 - 12:15 PM

Nikola Mirotic (back) did not practice on Monday.

Mirotic did not play on Sunday, and the fact that he's still not feeling good enough to practice isn't a great sign regarding his chances of suiting up for Tuesday's game against the Raptors. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaorund, but if he's out, Bobby Portis, Doug McDermott and Cristiano Felicio would all split his minutes.

Nikola Mirotic (back spasms) will not play on Sunday vs. the Wolves.

Paul Zipser (ankle), Jimmy Butler (heel) and Dwyane Wade (wrist) have all been ruled out, so we should see a lot of Doug McDermott Sunday. Bobby Portis could also get a handful of minutes, but he can't be trusted in most formats. Give McDermott a long look if you need to stream some triples.
Feb 12 - 2:07 PM

Nikola Mirotic chipped in 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer during the Bulls' home win on Sunday.

Mirotic is as hot-and-cold as they come, and tonight's strong performance could easily be followed by a four-game slump. This was his second double-digit scoring night in his past eight games, and unless his role changes it's impossible to recommend him in standard formats.
Jan 29 - 10:01 PM

The comments from Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler is "frustration directed at" Nikola Mirotic and Michael Carter-Williams, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

He's been really bad lately and the missed shots late in games has been the headline. In his last six fourth quarters, Mirotic has made just 25.0 percent from the field on his 16 shots. This could also be the reason Paul Zipser is getting more minutes these days. Mirotic's owners shouldn't be holding on too tightly right now.
Jan 26 - 4:00 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored nine points with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

His playing time has really fallen off and so has his production. In his last five games, Mirotic averaged 7.0 points, 4.0 boards, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.8 treys on 32.4 percent from the field. Paul Zipser being thrown in the mix has hurt Mirotic the most, so his owners in shallower leagues can probably take a look at other options right now.
Jan 26 - 12:25 AM

The Bulls are reportedly actively shopping Nikola Mirotic.

The Bulls are clinging to the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference seeding, and they're hoping a roster shake up can boost their spot in the standings. Mirotic could technically see an uptick in value if he lands in a situation where he can start, but even when he's starting, consistency is always an issue. If Mirotic does end up getting traded and the Bulls don't bring another big back, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis would see a boost in value.
Jan 22 - 4:06 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored 11 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday's 102-99 victory over the Kings.

It was his best game since returning from illness, but nothing to be too excited about. He can frustrate owners with his volatility.
Jan 22 - 12:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jerian Grant
2Cameron Payne
3Rajon Rondo
4Michael Carter-Williams
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Anthony Morrow
4Isaiah Canaan
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Paul Zipser
PF1Bobby Portis
2Nikola Mirotic
3Joffrey Lauvergne
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio