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Nikola Mirotic | Forward | #44

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/11/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 220
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (23) / HOU
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The Bulls beat the 76ers for the 10th straight time on Wednesday, led by Nikola Mirotic's 32 points, seven 3-pointers, seven rebounds, four assists, five steals and three blocks.
Wow. Mirotic has been wildly inconsistent this season but he ends the year with a forceful reminder of his upside, connecting on 10-of-17 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs with just two turnovers in 39 minutes. His erratic play adds definite risk but Mirotic remains an intriguing target on draft day. Apr 14 - 12:07 AM

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Nikola Mirotic scored 20 points with four boards, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes vs. the Pelicans on Monday.

We really want Mirotic to decide if he's going to be really good or really bad. He had just four points vs. the Heat on Thursday and then scored 13 points in 17 minutes on Saturday vs. the Cavs, so you just never know what type of performance you're going to get from him on a nightly basis. The good news is that Pau Gasol (knee) and Taj Gibson (ribs) will not play on Wednesday vs. the 76ers, so Mirotic is basically a lock to see heavy minutes in that one.
Apr 11 - 11:04 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored four points with one rebound, one assist, three steals and six fouls in 27 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

It was bad. Really, really bad. Mirotic made way too many mistakes on both ends and his inconsistency has been his calling card all year. It's really hard to trust him the rest of the way, but he does have upside.
Apr 7 - 11:37 PM

Nikola Mirotic is starting on Thursday against the Heat.

The Bulls are going smaller for this game and Mirotic should play more this time around. He should be busy, but be careful of the massive dud. Bobby Portis is moving to the bench.
Apr 7 - 7:46 PM

Nikola Mirotic drained 6-of-9 threes to finish Tuesday's loss in Memphis with 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

Mirotic is now averaging 20.2 points in his past five games, showing some welcome consistency in the absence of Taj Gibson (ribs). All of his attempts came from downtown and he's suddenly a must-start player with just four games left in the Bulls' regular season. Better late than never.
Apr 5 - 10:50 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored 19 points to help Chicago hold off the Bucks on Sunday, making 6-of-16 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with six boards, three assists and three 3-pointers.

Mirotic had back-to-back 28-point games last week before flopping in 24 minutes vs. Detroit on Saturday. He can be maddeningly inconsistent but the Bulls need his production with Derrick Rose (elbow) and Taj Gibson (ribs) both ailing, so don't hesitate to use him if those guys aren't cleared to play vs. Memphis on Tuesday.
Apr 3 - 9:43 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored six points with one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

For some reason, he's just not good at the United Center. Mirotic scored 14.2 points per game on the road and just 8.9 points at home this season while his efficiency is much greater on the road, too. His inconsistency is a major headache, but he has upside. The good news? The Bulls have a three-game road trip coming up.
Apr 2 - 10:40 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored 28 points against the Rockets on Thursday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

Taj Gibson (ribs) not playing cleared the way for Mirotic to get big run off the bench -- Bobby Portis was also awful in the first unit. Mirotic is coming off a 28-point game on Tuesday after a dreadful run in his three previous games. It's never been about the ceiling for Mirotic, but consistency has killed him. He still has to be added in all leagues after two awesome games.
Apr 1 - 12:06 AM

Nikola Mirotic hit 9-of-18 shots and seven 3-pointers for 28 points, 10 rebounds and a steal in 37 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

He had a similar game last Wednesday when he scored 35 points with six boards and nine triples, but then scored 8, 4 and 5 points in each of his next three games. He's struggled to put it all together for more than a game or two at a time all season, but given the explosions we've seen in two of his last five games, Mirotic should be owned in all leagues, especially after seeing Taj Gibson leave early with a rib injury tonight.
Mar 29 - 10:10 PM

Nikola Mirotic made 2-of-6 from the field for five points with three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

He's in one of his patented slumps again. The Bulls are likely going to go all out until they fall out of it, so Mirotic might not play much behind Taj Gibson and Pau Gasol. He does have four more games this week, so it kind of makes sense to keep him for the rest of the week.
Mar 28 - 11:07 PM

Nikola Mirotic made 1-of-7 from the field for four points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

He was terrible. If the NBA gave out an All-Inconsistent Team, Mirotic would probably be on it. As annoying as he is to start right now, the Bulls falling like a rock could increase the shutdown factor on their stars. With five games, Mirotic is still someone to consider this week.
Mar 26 - 9:36 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored eight points with six rebounds, three assists and one turnover against the Knicks on Thursday.

This pretty much sums up his season following a career-high 35 points on Wednesday. Mirotic just can't string games together like he did after the break last year and his terrible defense makes it tough to play him significant minutes. He should have success on Saturday against the Magic and should be owned in standard leagues while Pau Gasol (knee) is out.
Mar 24 - 11:36 PM

Nikola Mirotic made nine 3-pointers to finish Wednesday's home loss with a career-high 35 points, six rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes of action.

Mirotic provided a rare bright spot for the Bulls, tying Ben Gordon's franchise record for 3-pointers in a game. He did his damage in 34 minutes off the bench, shooting 10-of-17 overall (9-of-13 from deep), and it's a welcome sight for fantasy owners used to his pedestrian outings off the bench. He gets a rematch vs. the Knicks on Thursday so be sure to lock him into your active lineups.
Mar 23 - 11:32 PM

Nikola Mirotic was held to six points on 2-of-8 shooting vs. the Kings on Monday, adding three boards, two assists, two blocks, two 3-pointers and three turnovers in 21 minutes.

He was benched down the stretch for poor play. Consistency has been a huge issue for Mirotic all season as he was just coming off a 15-point outing vs. the Jazz, so he's going to be a headache to own now that Pau Gasol (knee) is back. The good news is that he could be a sneaky player to own in Week 23 when the Bulls have five games on the schedule, so keep that in mind.
Mar 21 - 11:13 PM

Nikola Mirotic returned to the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Jazz, but he responded with 15 points, six boards, three assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

Where's he been? Mirotic has been very quiet lately with averages of 9.4 points, 4.4 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.4 3-pointers over his previous five games, but maybe this will get him going. Mirotic could lose playing time when Pau Gasol (knee) is back and Doug McDermott has played better lately too, but at least put him on your radar because the upside is there.
Mar 19 - 10:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Jerian Grant
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Doug McDermott
3Tony Snell
4Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio