The Chicago Bulls have a player named Nikola Mirotic stashed away overseas and their waiting until the right time to bring him to the NBA. Their giving him more time to develop his game while an spot opens up on the current Chicago Bulls roster. Not too many people know much about Nikola Mirotic, including myself so I thought now would be a good time to learn more about him. The guy who should be the number two man for Derrick Rose in a few years.
Nikola Mirotic was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. His rights were then traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves and then his rights were traded to the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls still own his rights, even though he is still playing overseas for Madrid. In 2011 he signed a five year extension with Real Madrid, so the only way he will get out of that deal and come play for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA will be if the Bulls buy out his current contract and then agree on an NBA contract, so he won’t come cheap.
The question everybody wants to know is what position does he play. Mirotic is a 6 ft 10 Power Forward and is currently only 21 years old. Thus, his game is still developing. He is a big shooter who can shoot from all over the court. Please read his Bio and scouting report.
For a young shooter he has potential, but looks to have room to grow. You can see His Stats and make your own conclusions. He is doing well now and in a year or two should be ready to come over to the NBA. A lot could depend on Carlos Boozer who is currently the starting power forward for the Bulls. When his current contract expires or if the Bulls decide to amnesty him if they think Boozer is not living up to his contract, then they could bring Nikola Mirotic over. Or if they think Mirotic is ready sooner they can make the transition for the future.
Hopefully this preview allowed you to get to know Nikola Mirotic a little more. If there should be more of him in the future.