October 1, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf (left) and Chicago Bulls President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Reinsdorf talk during Chicago Bulls media day at the Berto Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls expected to sign Nikola Mirotic no later than 2015

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While the Chicago Bulls are struggling through another painfully mediocre season, attention is starting to shift towards what the team can do to make sure another season like the one they’re having doesn’t happen again. It’s not that the Bulls are playing articulately bad, as they won’t be a lottery team, it’s just they’re playing nowhere hear the level they’re capable of.

One way to make the team better in this regard is to sign 2011 draft pick Nikola Mirotic. According to Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who spoke to WGN’s Rich King, Mirotic will be signed and in a Chicago Bulls uniform no later than the summer of 2015.

This is both good news and bad news. The good news is that the Bulls remain dedicated to bringing Mirotic over from Spain, but the bad new is that fans are starting to hear said plans pushed back.

Earlier this season the Bulls announced that their priority was to bring Mirotic over in 2014, and hearing now that 2015 is also on the table means fans may not see much happen this offseason on the Mirotic front after all.

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