The Chicago Bulls drafted forward Nikola Mirotic in 2011, but the 22-year-old has yet to play a game in the Windy City as he’s been locked into his foreign contract.
That could change in the near future as officials from the Bulls organization recently met with Mirotic, who’s thought to be the best NBA prospect overseas.
Real Madrid forward Nikola Mirotic met with the Chicago Bulls yesterday in Madrid, we’re told.
The fact that Chicago drafted Mirotic in 2011 means his the young talent will have been drafted by the Bulls over three years ago, which means he’ll no longer be on a rookie scale salary – that of course assuming the Bulls were to sign him to a deal.
Doing so would take a buyout of Mirotic’s current contract with Real Madrid though, so there are still plenty of hoops to jump through to get the talented power forward stateside.
Currently shooting 64% from the arc (!!!!), Mirotic is averaging 15 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals and a block per game.