(LAS VEGAS) — Nikola Mirotic is finally coming to the NBA as he’s agreed on a contract with the Chicago Bulls that will bring him over to America next season.
Mirotic was acquired by the Bulls in a draft-day deal back in 2011 with the Houston Rockets. Since it has been three years since he was drafted, he is no longer bound to a rookie scale contract.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Mirotic’s deal with the Bulls is for three years and will be worth $17 million.
“[Executive vice president of basketball operations] John [Paxson] and [general manager] Gar [Forman] have been in contact with him for a long time because we have his draft rights,” Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Hopefully, something will be worked out. At some point, he will hopefully come, then we’ll see where he is.”
Mirotic is a 6’10” power forward who is a pure shooter, and can stretch the floor for the Bulls. Along with Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah, and Pau Gasol, the Bulls will have a formidable front court next season.
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