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Nikola Mirotic | Forward | #44

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/11/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (23) / HOU
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Nikola Mirotic scored 18 points on 4-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday vs. Portland.
The big performances have been few and far between, as he was coming off a scoreless dud against the Mavericks and has scored a combined 14 points in his last four games. Despite his upside, he's very inconsistent to say the least and is a headache to own in fantasy. If he can string together a few good games, then it will be time to pick him back up. Dec 5 - 11:34 PM

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Nikola Mirotic started over Dwyane Wade (rest) on Saturday, but missed all four of his shots and played just 13 minutes, finishing without a point and five rebounds as the Bulls were crushed by the lowly Mavericks 107-82.

There is nothing good about this situation. Mirotic had 15 points and 15 boards against the Lakers in his last start, so there was some hope he might post a decent line tonight. It wasn't meant to be and if Mirotic couldn't do anything with this opportunity, other than somehow managing a +/- of -24 in just 13 minutes, the outlook for him coming off the bench is pretty bleak. He belongs on waivers in most leagues until he starts showing that he can play well consistently. Or at all.
Dec 4 - 12:42 AM

Nikola Mirotic is starting for Dwyane Wade (rest) against the Mavs on Saturday.

He erupted in his last start with 15 points and 15 boards against the Lakers. The matchup isn't quite as good and Mirotic is wildly inconsistent, but he's certainly capable of putting up another nice line. He's a prime DFS option tonight and is a low-end hold in standard leagues.
Dec 3 - 7:06 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored two points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two turnovers in 22 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

He'll likely be getting a start against the Mavs on Saturday night with Dwyane Wade (rest) getting the night off. The last time Wade sat, Mirotic exploded with 15 points and 15 boards in 37 minutes. He's going to be a popular DFS target.
Dec 3 - 1:07 AM

Nikola Mirotic said that he would like to re-sign with the Bulls when his contract expires this summer.

"I love the Bulls," Mirotic said. "I love my teammates. I love the city. It's the perfect place for me. The first idea is to re-sign." Mirotic has been linked to a move to his former team Real Madrid, but he said the NBA is the best place for him to grow as a player. Mirotic has been wildly inconsistent for the Bulls with averages of 9.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.7 blocks and 1.6 triples on 40.0 percent shooting, so it will be interesting to see how much the Bulls are willing to spend on the impending free agent.
Nov 27 - 10:08 AM

Nikola Mirotic scored six points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

After the monster 15-point, 15-board game in 37 minutes on Sunday, Mirotic is back to his normal playing time of 23.5 minutes per game over his last two. He's a little below average in that span with averages of 8.5 points, 3.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.5 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys. He's a hold in standard leagues, but he's going to be annoying somewhat often.
Nov 25 - 11:16 PM

Nikola Mirotic started for Dwyane Wade on Sunday and had 15 points, 15 boards and three 3-pointers, but returned to the bench tonight and had 11 points, three rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

Taj Gibson is the power forward of choice in Chicago and Mirotic was struggling prior to these two games. He might still be worth a fantasy flier, but is too inconsistent to put into lineups on a nightly basis. If he's on your waiver wire, there's a reason for it.
Nov 22 - 11:42 PM

Nikola Mirotic started in place of Dwyane Wade (rest) on Sunday, securing a career-high 15 rebounds with 15 points, three 3-pointers, two assists and just one turnover.

With Wade resting and Doug McDermott (concussion) unavailable, Mirotic logged 37 minutes after playing no more than 23 minutes in his previous nine contests. Prior to this game the Lakers had allowed a league-low 8.2 rebounds per game to opposing PFs, which makes Mirotic's eruption all the more impressive. He's extremely volatile but owners in need of a cheap PF should give him a long look.
Nov 21 - 1:24 AM

Nikola Mirotic will start Sunday's game with Dwyane Wade resting.

Jimmy Butler will shift to SG tonight and the move gives Chicago more shooting in a matchup vs. the Lakers. Mirotic runs hot and cold but he's a more palatable option in a starting role -- just remember that this is a temporary situation, with Wade ready to return in Denver on Tuesday.
Nov 20 - 8:12 PM

Nikola Mirotic made 1-of-7 from the field for two points with one rebound, one steal, one block and no turnovers in 16 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

This dud should surprise nobody. Mirotic is wildly inconsistent, but he's played better than expected in the second unit. He's still only clinging to late-round value for standard on the year, so he's not a total must-own guy in shallower leagues. His upside is still there, though.
Nov 20 - 1:25 AM

Nikola Mirotic scored 17 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks, no turnovers and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

Doug McDermott (concussion) is likely going to miss time for the Bulls with his second time in the concussion protocol in two weeks. While McBuckets and Nikola Mirotic play different positions, Mirotic should get more shots in the second unit. Maybe he can string games together for a change.
Nov 12 - 11:53 PM

Nikola Mirotic played 22 minutes and hit 3-of-7 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points and five rebounds on Thursday.

Mirotic has been struggling, to say the least, scoring just eight total points in his previous three games. He's not a must-own player, but could also heat up at any time. Taj Gibson disappeared tonight, which helped Mirotic get back on track.
Nov 10 - 11:36 PM

Nikola Mirotic was invisible during Wednesday's 115-107 loss, scoring two points with one rebound and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

Mirotic has always been a streaky player but this season there's been more bad than good -- in his past three games he's averaging a combined 2.7 points on 2-of-18 shooting, 1.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and zero defensive stats. He has intriguing upside, but standard-league owners should have more productive options on the waiver wire.
Nov 9 - 10:37 PM

Nikola Mirotic played 21 minutes against the Knicks on Friday with 14 points, six rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers.

When you see his minutes dip, you probably know why. Hey, his defense may have been stuck in traffic because of the Cubs parade with a ton of terrible plays on that end. He's wildly inconsistent, but the nightly upside makes Mirotic worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 5 - 1:44 AM

Nikola Mirotic played a season-high 35 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday with 17 points, six rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers.

He and Bobby Portis were the closing frontcourt in this game, which came as a big surprise over Taj Gibson and Robin Lopez. Mirotic has played well this season and his minutes have been at 25 or more for every game, averaging 14.0 points, 7.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.3 blocks and 2.3 treys. If coach Fred Hoiberg is going to keep trusting him late, it should offset the move to the bench. He's a hold in standard leagues.
Nov 3 - 12:05 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Jerian Grant
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Isaiah Canaan
4R.J. Hunter
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio