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44 Nikola Mirotic PF
Height/Weight: 6-10/220 | Birthdate: 2/11/1991 | Birthplace: Titograd, Montenegro, Yugoslavia | Team: Chicago Bulls | College: No College | NBA Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 59/32 | Average Draft Position: 141.05
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Bulls' Jimmy Butler could miss 3-6 weeks with elbow sprain


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) An MRI revealed Bulls guard Jimmy Butler suffered an elbow sprain and he could miss three-to-six weeks, the team announced Monday.

Butler injured his elbow during Sunday's game against the Clippers and he was not able to finish the contest, but he will not need surgery.

In 55 games, Butler is averaging 20.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Frowards Tony Snell and Nikola Mirotic are expected to see their roles increase with Butler sidelined.

Butler will be evaluated on a weekly basis in the hopes of returning sooner, a source told the Chicago Tribune.


Nikola Mirotic scores career-high 29 for Bulls


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Nikola Mirotic scored a career-high 29 points for the Bulls in a 96-86 loss to the Clippers on Sunday. 

Mirotic hit 11 of 23 shots, while the rest of the Bulls shot just 16-of-64 (25 percent). 

In the fourth quarter, Mirotic shot six-of-12 and scored 16 of the 17 points that the Bulls posted in the quarter. 

The Bulls next play Tuesday against the Wizards. 


Rising Stars Challenge participants for All-Star Weekend named


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) The 20 first- and second-year participants for the Rising Stars Challenge held on Feb. 13 during All-Star Weekend have been announced.

The U.S. team will be represented by 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams and forward Nerlens Noel; Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine and forward Shabazz Muhammad; Magic guards Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo; Jazz guard Trey Burke; Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwelll-Pope; Nets center Mason Plumlee; and Hornets center Cody Zeller.

The world team will be represented by Jazz guard Dante Exum and center Rudy Gobert; Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo; Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic; Hawks guard Dennis Schroder; Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic; Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins and center Gorgui Dieng; Thunder center Steven Adams; and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk.


Bulls rule forward Mike Dunleavy out Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters forward Mike Dunleavy will not play in Wednesday’s game against the Jazz, reports ESPN Chicago.

It will be the third straight game Dunleavy has missed since sustaining a foot injury. Forward Nikola Mirotic has seen his minutes increase during Dunleavy’s absence.

The Bulls are 10 1/2-point favorites.


Bulls SF Mike Dunleavy 'likely out' vs. Rockets


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy is no longer in a walking boot but is "likely out" for Monday's game against the Rockets, reports the Chicago Tribune. Coach Tom Thibodeau called Dunleavy a gametime decision.

Dunleavy hurt his foot Thursday against the Nuggets and missed Saturday's game against the Celtics. If Dunleavy sits out Monday as expected, Nikola Mirotic could make his second straight start.


Bulls PF Nikola Mirotic draws first start Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2015) Bulls power forward Nikola Mirotic is in the starting lineup for the first time this season for Saturday's game against the Celtics.

The Bulls are playing without small forward Mike Dunleavy (foot), allowing Mirotic to work his way into the lineup. He hasn't cracked the 20-minute barrier since Dec. 19, when he scored 27 points in 30 minutes against Memphis. Mirotic has averaged 8.0 points on 43.9 percent shooting in 33 games.

Chicago is a 10-point home favorite Saturday against Boston.


Bulls PF Mirotic sets season mark with 27 points Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) Bulls emerging power forward Nikola Mirotic has been providing consistent production of late, but he outdid himself Friday in Memphis.

The rookie came off the bench to score a season-high 27 points on 7 of 10 shooting and added eight rebounds. He is now averaging 8.1 points per game.


Nikola Mirotic a fine Fantasy fill-in


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is thriving in Taj Gibson's absence,  and Fantasy owners are starting to take notice. Mirotic has seen his ownership grow to 38 percent of CBSSports.com leagues, but should we expect this to continue?

Gibson is still out indefinitely with an ankle injury, but that doesn't mean Mirotic is assured of a role for a while. Indefinitely is left intentionally vague, since the team simply doesn't know when Gibson will return. He has missed parts of the last five games, and Mirotic has responded by averaging 12.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game in that span.

The good news is that Mirotic looks like a fantastic player who can fill in whenever the Bulls need him, which should come in handy. Gibson has been remarkably healthy, missing just one game over the previous two seasons, but the Bulls also have Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah, who have missed plenty of time recently. Mirotic is worth owning as a bench piece in category-based Fantasy leagues, but will only be worth starting when one of the three players ahead of him goes down for an extended period.  


Bulls PF Nikola Mirotic paces offense with 24-11 line vs. Blazers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Bulls power forward Nikola Mirotic exploded for a season-high 24 points on 7 of 14 shooting, including 4 of 7 shooting from three-point range, while grabbing 11 rebounds in his team's 105-87 loss to the Blazers Friday.

Mirotic hadn't scored more than 12 points in a game coming into Friday but doubled his previous high, leading his team in scoring while playing a team-high 35 minutes off the bench. His big workload was in part due to an ankle sprain suffered by starting power forward Taj Gibson. Mirotic also kicked in two assists in the loss, his team's third in its last four games. The Bulls will look to bounce back Monday in Utah.


Bulls' Doug McDermott, Nikola Mirotic continue to impress Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau continues to be impressed with the play of young forwrads Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic. Both played combined for 20 points off the bench in Chicago's 98-90 victory over the Magic on Tuesday.

''I keep saying it over and over about (Mirotic) and Doug: I love them both,'' Thibodeau said, per the Associated Press.

McDermott shot 4 of 6 from the floor, including 1 of 2 from downtown, and 3 of 3 from downtown. He finished with 12 points and one rebounds in 12 minutes of game action. Mirotic scored eight points on 2 of 5 shooting from the field, including 2 of 4 from behind the arc, and 2 of 2 from the charity stripe. He added six rebounds, four assists and one steal while logging 23 minutes of game action.


Bulls impressed with Nikola Mirotic in training camp


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters he's impressed with the way forward Nikola Mirotic has adjusted through the first few days of training camp, per the team's official website. Mirotic spent the previous seven seasons before the Bulls bought out the remainder of his contract.

"The thing that I really like about his game is he knows when to shoot and he knows when to pass," Thibodeau said. "He doesn't force things. When he's open, he shoots. If you’re closing at him hard, he’ll put it down on the floor. If he’s guarded well, he’ll make a play. Usually when a guy plays like that, the team will function well. Knowing your job and doing your job, those things are critical to winning."


Report: Nikola Mirotic headed stateside


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) The Bulls have reached an agreement to buy out the remainder of European prospect Nikola Mirotic's contract with Real Madrid, meaning he should make his NBA debut this season.

HoopsHype.com reports Mirotic has decided to join the Bulls after the team agreed to buy out his contract for more than $3 million. Mirotic won the Spanish League MVP in 2013 and is a two-time All-ACB selection. The 2011 first-round pick averaged 11.6 points on 50.6 percent shooting in ACB games last season. 


Bulls still waiting on Mirotic


(4/11/2013) The Bulls selected Nikola Mirotic with the 24th pick in the 2011 draft knowing that they would have to wait a few years to get him over from Europe. General manager Gar Forman told local radio Thursday that they will have to keep waiting, as Mirotic is not expected to join the team until the summer of 2014. "You're slotted in the first round, and I think the slot for No. 24 is $1.3 or $1.4 million," Forman said, via ESPN.com. "Well, he makes a lot more money than that right now over at Real Madrid. So the way the CBA is written is after three years then you're no longer slotted. Then you can use whether it's exception room or cap room in order to pay a guy." Mirotic is a 6-foot-10 22-year-old out of Montenegro, who was compared to Dirk Nowitzki and Danilo Gallinari by Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph after an exhibition, according to ESPN.com.

Bulls to keep Mirotic overseas


(6/27/2011) The Chicago Tribune reports that Bulls rookie forward Nikola Mirotic will likely remain overseas for 2011-12. League sources said Mirotic's buyout from Real Madrid stands at roughly 2 million Euros. That number obviously is negotiable, but the plan for now is to keep Mirotic, 20, overseas for at least two or three seasons of his five-year deal.

Bulls trade for Mirotic


(6/24/2011) The Sports Xchange reports that the Bulls had no need for three rookies on next year's roster, so they sent the No. 28 and 43 picks to Minnesota for the No. 23 selection, which was used on 6-10 forward Nikola Mirotic. Mirotic won the Euroleague's Rising Star Award this season while playing for Real Madrid. He also signed a five-year contract and is likely to remain in Spain for a few years.