Nikola Mirotic Rumors

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Nikola Mirotic
Nikola Mirotic
Position: F
Born: 02/11/91
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:236 lbs. / 107 kg.
Salary: $7,228,063
Rather than dwell on his immediate future – whether it’s with the Bulls or elsewhere, however – Mirotic is letting his representation deal with the business of basketball while he remains focused on the business of Niko. “I’ve never been more calm than now,’’ Mirotic told the Sun-Times in a phone interview. “I know that sounds weird, but it’s true because I’ve just decided to be really, really focused on myself and working hard through all of this. Like I said at the end of the season, my goal was to get really stronger this summer, add some pounds, and the last two months have been great as far as accomplishing that. I wanted to work on my body, add muscle, and do what I needed to get better. “The other stuff is going to take care of itself. I really believe that. Just worry about getting better.’’
The one topic that Mirotic did show some emotion over was the idea that former teammate Jimmy Butler – traded to Minnesota on draft night – was now being painted by some as a poor leader and a disruption in the locker room. “To be honest Jimmy was a great teammate,’’ Mirotic said. “I don’t understand all this [criticism]. I know I never had any issues with him. People like to talk that he has issues [with teammates], but that’s not true. Sometime during the practices, I mean you are competing against each other and at a high level, so there’s normal stuff that goes on between everybody, but after the practice everything was all great.