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Bulls, Nikola Mirotic Close To Deal

A deal between the Bulls and European prospect Nikola Mirotic is almost done, a source tells Aggrey Sam of The terms are unclear, but his buyout from Real Madrid of Spain, which will cost the equivalent of more than $3MM, can be spread out over multiple seasons, Sam writes, making it much more feasible for the 6’10” forward to join the Bulls this year. Mirotic has reportedly already decided to come to the NBA for next season, though it appears he’s been seeking assurances from the Bulls that they won’t trade his rights.

Mirotic is the most intriguing of the NBA’s draft-and-stash prospects, with interest only growing since he became the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 draft. He put up modest numbers of 12.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game for Real Madrid this past season, but he shot 40.9% from behind the three-point line.

The Bulls aren’t bound by the rookie scale, since it’s been three years since Mirotic was drafted, but they can only pay $600K of his buyout this season, meaning the rest would have to come out of Mirotic’s salary. Still, if Real Madrid is willing to spread the buyout payments, it might not require a salary larger than the $5.305MM mid-level exception to bring him stateside. Estimates have varied from well above that amount to only $3MM.

The Bulls will probably hold off until they know definitively that they’re out of the running for Carmelo Anthony before striking a deal with Mirotic, although that’s just my speculation. Anthony appears likely to re-sign with the Knicks, but he has yet to deliver his final decision.

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15 thoughts on “Bulls, Nikola Mirotic Close To Deal

  1. Resneps2340

    Excited to see what he can do. He will surely improve the Bulls’ woeful three-point shooting.

    • Daniel Lawson

      a healthy Rose will have a bigger impact on the Bull’s three-point shooting

      • DTM1001

        Derrick’s a lifetime 31% shooter from 3…so no, he probably won’t. His job should be to break down the defense and kick the ball out to Mirotic, Snell, Dunleavy, McDermott…anyone that’s better from distance than he is.

        • cdobs2

          Thats why he will have an impact on the 3 ball. Lawson wasnt suggesting that Rose can shoot the three, but that is ability to collapse the D will leave our wings open from the arc.

          • Z....

            I also would think that his shooting ability should improve as well. After 2 years of rehabbing his knees, I’m sure he took a lot of time to work on his jumpshot…

          • Daniel Lawson

            you don’t really rehab a torn meniscus… it was probably days when he was back to his work outs and 6-8 weeks he was on the court doing drills…it’s usually 4-7 months before you can go back to playing in high level sports though for Rose that’s a little different because of his game and how he plays, but the injury wasn’t even major…

          • Z....

            he didnt have his meniscus removed…he had the surgery to repair it. You absolutely rehab a torn meniscus. I’ve done it to both knees multiple times. Trust me, I know that you rehab those injuries

        • Rose’s 3 point shot has improved since his ACL injury. He’ll be shooting it at a good percentage next season.

  2. Andrew

    So, who hits more threes this year…Mirotic or McBuckets?

    • Z....

      I had totally forgotten that they “drafted” McDermott

    • Mirotic


    Everything starting to fall into place, for once

  4. jcmckenz61

    Mac61j Bulls will win it with Mel

  5. jcmckenz61

    D.Rose 2014 MVP

  6. jcmckenz61

    Get Loul Deng Back

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