The Chicago Bulls took a chance on Nikola Mirotic back in 2011 knowing that he wouldn’t be coming over to the NBA for a few years. That time is now, as Mirotic will be joining the Bulls for the 2014-15 season and fans can’t wait to see what he has.
He comes highly touted, no doubt, but expectations will likely need to be checked before the season starts as Mirotic will be great but not likely spectacular and lights out in his first season in the NBA.
According to Steve Kyler from Basketball Insiders, while Mirotic is going to be considered a rookie this season, he won’t be in the running for Rookie of the Year thanks to not getting as many minutes or points as other rookies who were drafted this season.
Rookie of the Year is about minutes and points — its sad, but unfortunately very true. You don’t hear Niko mentioned, because no one believes he’ll log the kinds of minutes and points Wiggins, Parker, Exum, or Randle are going to log as the face guys of their teams.
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