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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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The Bulls are hopeful they will be able to re-sign Nikola Mirotic.
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports that "sources on both sides of the negotiations have described them as cordial and the gap to be bridged not that large. According to sources, Mirotic has drawn preliminary interest from at least two teams but has no visits scheduled." Even after drafting Lauri Markkanen with the 7th overall pick, the Bulls are still in need of shooters that can space the floor. Although frustrating inconsistent at times, Mirotic led Chicago in 3-point makes last season. Jul 4 - 9:12 AM

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The Bulls remain interested in re-signing Nikola Mirotic.

Well, their interest probably dropped on Thursday with their selection of Lauri Markkanen at No. 7. Mirotic is also 26 years old, so he's not quite as young as the rest of this rebuilding team. Mirotic was also in coach Fred Hoiberg's doghouse for his defense, so the Bulls drafting another stretch four with even more size is worrisome.
Jun 22 - 8:54 PM

Bulls' GM Gar Forman said that he values Nikola Mirotic and would like to bring him back as a restricted free agent this offseason.

"We value Niko. When Niko was on the floor with certain lineups, we were more effective. Niko made it clear he wants to be in Chicago," said Forman. "We hope to bring Niko back, and we hope to have him here all summer working. We hope that he can play more consistently." Hoping Mirotic can be more consistent sounds like wishful thinking after yet another inconsistent year in Chicago. He's somewhat past the developmental stage of his career at 26 years old, so he won't be worth much more than a late-round pick on draft day.
May 3 - 12:52 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored five points with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

Yeah, not great with only 11 points in the final two games of this series. Despite being a headache for most of the season, Mirotic was able to turn in solid months in March and April. Mirotic will head into restricted free agency and said he liked playing in Chicago. He is already 26 years old, so it's not a given he'll improve in his fourth season.
Apr 28 - 11:04 PM

Nikola Mirotic started Sunday's game in Boston but shot just 1-of-9 for four points with four rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes.

Mirotic averaged 26.4 minutes in April, alternating big games with inefficient duds, and tonight's game was firmly one of the latter. Chicago as a team went just 8-of-25 beyond the arc, so Mirotic wasn't the only player to struggle, and he'll have a day off to reset his shot prior to Tuesday's game. If you're thinking about him in DFS leagues, be aware that Bobby Portis dominated the split at PF tonight with 29 minutes off the bench.
Apr 16 - 9:43 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored 16 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot in 27 minutes Monday against Orlando.

Mirotic bounced back nicely after an ugly 1-for-9 shooting performance last time out, hitting six field goals, including three triples. He'll look to finish up strong in Wednesday's regular season outing against the defensively challenged Nets.
Apr 11 - 12:19 AM

Nikola Mirotic made 1-of-9 from the field for four points with seven rebounds, two steals, two blocks and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

Thanks to the defensive stats, fantasy owners can't complain here. On the other hand, Bulls fans have a bone to pick with Mirotic for one of his patented mega duds. With Dwyane Wade back in action now, the upside is severely capped on Mirotic. He's still probably worth owning, but beware of the bad game like this one.
Apr 8 - 7:40 PM

Nikola Mirotic sank 8-of-11 shots with six 3-pointers to score 22 points on Thursday, helping the Bulls defeat the Sixers in Philly.

Mirotic has been great over his past eight games, averaging 19.8 points, 4.0 threes, and 7.3 rebounds. He's not adding many assists or defensive stats, and he's had a few duds mixed in, but overall he's been a terrific option considering you grabbed him off the waiver wire. And with the Bulls in the thick of the playoff race, there's no threat of rest.
Apr 6 - 9:51 PM

Nikola Mirotic had 21 points, 10 boards and two 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's 100-91 loss to the Knicks.

Mirotic had really fallen off over his last two games, scoring eight points in each of them, but got back on track tonight. The Bulls are now sitting in the No. 7 spot in the East, tied with the Pacers, with the Heat now on the outside looking in, but just a 1/2 game back. The Bulls will need this version of Mirotic from night to night if they want to extend their season.
Apr 4 - 11:30 PM

Nikola Mirotic posted just eight points with four rebounds and three blocked shots over 17 minutes in Sunday's win in New Orleans.

Mirotic struggled last time out and he was erratic with his shot in this one. In addition, Bobby Portis had the hot hand off the bench and he ate into Mirotic's playing time. At least Mirotic was able to come up with three blocks for an added bonus, but his minutes are down and it appears head coach Fred Hoiberg is rolling with the hot hand. Right now, that hot hand belongs to Portis.
Apr 2 - 10:18 PM

Nikola Mirotic cooled off on Saturday vs. the Hawks with eight points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two triples in 31 minutes.

He was due for a dud after averaging 24.8 points per game with a combined 20 3-pointers in his previous three games, but he still salvaged his line with some nice supporting stats. Mirotic said that he feels like it's his "time" right now and it looks like he's going to finish the season strong. He belongs in all standard league lineups.
Apr 1 - 8:39 PM

Nikola Mirotic hit 9-of-14 shots, 6-of-11 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws on his way to 28 points, 10 rebounds and a block in 38 minutes of Thursday's huge win over the Cavaliers.

Miro was en fuego and the 28 points tied his season high, and he's actually scored exactly 28 in three of his last four games. He also became the first Bull in history to hit six 3-pointers in back-to-back games and the Bulls have hit 10 or more in five straight, also a franchise record. It wasn't that long ago that Mirotic wasn't trustworthy because he was highly unpredictable, but he's crushing it right now. Over his last four games he's averaging 24.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.0 3-pointers while hitting 37-of-54 shots, good for 69 percent! If you were lucky enough to pick him up recently, he might just win you a championship.
Mar 30 - 11:23 PM

Nikola Mirotic sank 11-of-14 shots vs. Milwaukee on Sunday, tying his season high with 28 points to go along with six 3-pointers, eight rebounds and one assist in 35 minutes.

Mirotic is averaging 23.7 points in his past three games, showing some offensive consistency at the end of a maddeningly up-and-down season. He's had strong finishes before in his career and is playing with visible confidence, so you might as well deploy him and hope he stays hot. Just don't be surprised if he posts the occasional dud over Chicago's final eight games.
Mar 26 - 6:14 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored 15 points with four rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

He seems to have his minutes locked down, but it's never a lock when coach Fred Hoiberg is calling the shots. The Bulls continue to be attacked relentlessly inside and some of that is on Mirotic. He's playing well enough to be owned in standard leagues, but just know the bad games are coming.
Mar 25 - 1:25 AM

Nikola Mirotic said he is determined to salvage this season with a strong finish.

"All season it was going a little bit up and down, but it's not how you start a season, it's how you finish it," Mirotic said. "For me, it's very important to have a strong finish." He is coming off a season-high 28 points on Wednesday, but fantasy owners have learned the hard way that it is perilous to trust Mirotic. He has not scored more than 15 points in consecutive games since the third and fourth games of the season.
Mar 24 - 10:40 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kris Dunn
2Jerian Grant
3Cameron Payne
SG1Zach LaVine
2Justin Holiday
3Denzel Valentine
4Anthony Morrow
SF1Dwyane Wade
2Paul Zipser
PF1Nikola Mirotic
2Bobby Portis
3Lauri Markkanen
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio