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Nikola Mirotic | Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 220
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Nikola Mirotic admitted that he dealt with fatigue down the stretch of his first NBA season.
You wouldn't tell by his play. In 28 games after the All-Star break last season, Mirotic averaged 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 0.9 blocks and and 1.7 triples over 26 minutes per game. Poised to enjoy a larger role under Fred Hoiberg, Mirotic is a name to think long and hard about rostering for 2015-16. Aug 24 - 9:13 AM
Source: Hoops Hype

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Nikola Mirotic and Knicks center Guillermo Hernangomez have made Spain's Eurobasket roster.

This will be Mirotic's first time playing for the senior team due to Serge Ibaka's absence, so he is going to be a lot of fun to watch. There has been a lot of talk of Mirotic stepping into the starting lineup in place of Joakim Noah for the Bulls this season, so he could potentially be a steal in fantasy drafts. As for Hernangomez, he is expected to stay overseas for at least one season, but this will be a great opportunity for Knicks fan to get a good look at him.
Aug 22 - 9:56 AM

Nikola Mirotic stated during a recent interview that he'll have a larger role with the Bulls next season.

"Next year I guess I’m going to have more of a featured role with the team," said Mirotic, "and that’s just another motivation to work extra hard so when the team needs me I’m ready to deliver." There have been rumblings that Mirotic will replace Joakim Noah in the starting lineup for the 2015-16 season, and this little kernel of information would go along with that narrative. Mirotic offers plenty of upside, and with head coach Fred Hoiberg set to turn up the tempo in Chicago, Mirotic's arrow is pointing up.
Source: Hoops Hype
Aug 20 - 6:48 PM

Nikola Mirotic will play for the Spanish National Team at the Eurobasket tournament this summer.

Mirotic's quad injury is obviously not an issue if he's going to play with the National Team, and Mirotic should expect a sizable role in Fred Hoiberg's rotation during his sophomore NBA season.
Source: Sportando
Jun 8 - 10:11 AM

Nikola Mirotic made a spectacular 48-foot shot to end the third quarter on Tuesday, finishing 2-of-7 from the field for 10 points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in 18 minutes.

Mirotic hasn't been able to carve out much DFS value despite Pau Gasol's absence with a hamstring injury. For Chicago to even the series in Game 6 they'll need more scoring from guys like Mirotic, Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich, as the bench unit combined for just 17 points on 5-of-18 shooting tonight.
Source: NBA.com
May 12 - 9:56 PM

Nikola Mirotic finally got some good minutes in Friday's Game 3 win, scoring 12 points on 3-of-8 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with eight rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes off the bench.

The Bulls were a plus-19 when he was on the floor and with Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol both banged-up and/or struggling, Thibs would be crazy not to give him this many minutes or more going forward.
May 8 - 11:05 PM

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Nikola Mirotic will be a "situational player" for Chicago's second-round series against Cleveland.

Mirotic only left the bench for two minutes during Game 1, and it sounds like unless there's a major injury to the Bulls frontcourt, he's not going to be a steady rotation player during Chicago's second-round series. Those playing daily leagues should probably avoid playing Mirotic.
May 5 - 3:28 PM

Nikola Mirotic played just two minutes in Monday's Game 1 win over the Cavs.

Joakim Noah didn't look great and Mirotic's absence from this game would have certainly been second guessed if the Bulls had lost. The rookie has never truly had Tom Thibodeau's trust in terms of playing time, so barring a report to suggest otherwise we'd recommend avoiding him in DFS formats.
May 4 - 9:43 PM

Nikola Mirotic played eight minutes against the Bucks on Thursday with two points, four boards and one assist.

The Bulls were on fire in the first half, so Mirotic was basically left out of the rotation tonight. He continues to struggle at small forward and that is the big reason why he's seen his playing time fall off. Mirotic played 19.5 minutes per game in his previous two games and he didn't even check in tonight until the Bulls were up 34 points.
Apr 30 - 9:52 PM

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said that everyone came out of Game 4 fine health wise, and Nikola Mirotic (knee) "should be good" for Game 5 on Monday.

Mirotic didn't play very well in his return to action on Saturday, scoring just five points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer through 20 minutes of action. The minutes, however, were encouraging and we'd expect him to pick up his play on Monday.
Apr 26 - 2:38 PM

Nikola Mirotic (knee) said that he wasn't 100 percent in Game 4 against the Bucks on Saturday, but he is happy with the way his body held up.

Mirotic was held out of Game 3 and it looked like he was going to spend some quality time on the shelf, so it was definitely surprising to see him return so soon. He didn't play very well on Saturday as he scored just five points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer, but the good news is that it looks like he will be fine moving forward. Expect a better performance in Game 5 on Monday.
Apr 26 - 9:28 AM

Nikola Mirotic returned from a one-game absence and played 20 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday, making 2-of-7 from the field for five points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He played most of his minutes at small forward, which continues to be a problem area for him. Mirotic has made just 33.3 percent from the field in the playoffs and is scoring just 6.0 points per game. The good news is that he didn't look hurt today.
Apr 25 - 8:44 PM

Nikola Mirotic (knee) will play against the Bucks on Saturday.

He went through a warmup session and was moving around pretty well. This comes as a surprise because Mirotic didn't even run at practice on Friday. Since Derrick Rose has been back and Joakim Noah was active, most of Mirotic's minutes have been at small forward during the regular season, but he's shifted to the four more in the postseason. He'll take away some playing time from Tony Snell and Taj Gibson.
Apr 25 - 4:03 PM

Nikola Mirotic (knee) was not able to run at practice on Friday.

It doesn't sound like he'll be ready for Game 4 on Saturday. With Mirotic out, his minutes at small forward went to Tony Snell while his minutes at the four went to Taj Gibson. The Bulls have plenty of depth at both forward spots and they'll have four chances to finish off the Bucks, so don't expect the rookie to play in the next couple games.
Apr 24 - 3:42 PM

Nikola Mirotic (quad) said he's unsure if he'll be able to play in Game 4 on Saturday.

Mirotic has already been ruled out for Thursday's Game 3 and will head into Saturday's Game 4 with a big question mark over his head. If the Bulls head into Saturday with a 3-0 over the Bucks, that would likely cause them to take a cautious approach with the rookie, but we'll keep an eye on his status. Taj Gibson will pick up most of Mirotic's minutes in the meantime, with Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy, and Tony Snell also seeing an extra minutes boost.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Kirk Hinrich
3Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Nikola Mirotic
3Taj Gibson
4Bobby Portis
5Cristiano Felicio
C1Joakim Noah
2Cameron Bairstow