Bulls Re-Sign Nikola Mirotic

SEPTEMBER 26: The Bulls have officially re-signed Mirotic, the team announced today in a press release. The club’s roster count is now at 19 players, including 13 on guaranteed deals.

SEPTEMBER 24: The Bulls have agreed to re-sign Nikola Mirotic to a two-year, $27MM deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Mirotic has a right to veto any trade in the first year of his new Bulls deal, Charania adds. Mitrocic’s second year will include a team option, per Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago (Twitter link).

Mirotic, 26, has been a steady scoring presence for Chicago the last three seasons. The Montenegro native averaged 10.6 PPG and 5.5 RPG in 70 games (15 starts) for the Bulls last season. The 6’10” forward was one of the last restricted free agents on the market — with Mirotic returning to Chicago and Alex Len signing his qualifying offer in Phoenix, Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green is now the final unsigned RFA.

Earlier this week, we noted that Mirotic had not made any progress but that his qualifying offer remained on the table. Now, he has a multiyear deal that will keep him in Chicago.

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6 thoughts on “Bulls Re-Sign Nikola Mirotic

  1. tmwells15

    I mean… the point of having him not sign the QO was so that you could flip him if he’s playing well… so… kinda messed that one up. I’m guessing Niko won’t say no to going to a contender, but given how he’s really only good when 1) it doesn’t matter and 2) he’s on a bad team, I’m not even sure it’s in his best interest to approve that kind of trade.

  2. toby312

    Another Wade like case of bidding against themselves, no one bidding for Wade last year but we give him 50+ mil now this year we pay 27 mil with NO other offers for him! Soldier on lemmings

  3. jkbuckets

    You have to young power forwards that you want to develop: Portis and markenan. Why would u resign him to a multi year contract. The only reason I would like this trade is if we can flip him for a pick. But I doubt we could get that

    • tmwells15

      I’m still hopeful a pick can be had for him. Teams get desperate at the deadline and Niko putting up 17 and 8 for half a season might be enough to convince a contender to give up a lottery protected pick. I mean if Korver and Bogdanovic could get a 1st rounder last year, I don’t see why Niko couldn’t either. But like my earlier comment, I’m just confused why he gets that no trade.

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