HoopsHype Nikola Mirotic rumors

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Nikola Mirotic: I don't rule out staying with Real Madrid. I have a two-year contract and right now I'm comfortable here. This is home for me. Canal Plus

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Does it make sense financially to go to the NBA? Nikola Mirotic: For me the most important thing is hopes and goals. It's not a money thing. I will do what my heart tells me, whatever it's the best for me, go to Chicago or stay in Madrid to improve my game, give something more and build a future. I don't know now, but I'm close to making a decision. As

Has Real Madrid made a good offer? Nikola Mirotic: That question, you would have to ask the club about it. I know they have talked with my agent, but they haven't come to an agreement yet. As

A few days, you said you were waiting for the Spanish Basketball Federation to tell you if they wanted you to play the World Championship. Any update about that? Nikola Mirotic: Nothing. I haven't read anything about it and nobody has contacted me. I spoke my mind, but I don't have any problem with the Federation and I will respect any decision they make. But will you get angry if they say no? Mirotic: There wouldn't be any problem, like there was no problem before. But we will have to wait for their decision and then we'll see how I feel. As

March 28, 2014 Updates

Toni Kukoc doesn't know when or if Nikola Mirotic will leave Real Madrid to join the Bulls. What Kukoc does know, as well as anyone, is what Mirotic will experience if he opts for the NBA. "Thank God Scottie and Michael are not here to torture him," Kukoc said with a laugh during a phone conversation. That, of course, would be Pippen and Jordan. Kukoc bore the brunt of the enmity the Hall of Famers had for general manager Jerry Krause relentlessly endorsing Kukoc during the 1992 Olympics. The pair ultimately embraced Kukoc as an essential piece in the second three-peat. Chicago Tribune

Mirotic won't face such a dynamic. What the Montenegro native will have to overcome are challenges that extend far beyond making baskets. "A lot more games. A lot more travel. Different language. Different food," Kukoc said. "It's a lot." Chicago Tribune

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Nikola Mirotic of Real Madrid said that he wants to play for Spanish National Team next summer. Mirotic, who has a passport from Montenegro and Spain, missed Eurobasket 2013, but now he intends to play FIBA World Cup in Spain next summer. "I want to play for Spain. I don’t want that people have doubt about me. I hope that Spanish federation will publicly say if they want Serge Ibaka or me to play” said Mirotic. Sportando

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His father Predrag talked with 24Sata about his son. “There is not only Efes in the game. The other options are still Barcelona and Real Madrid” said Predrag to 24Sata. “If Lorbek and Nachbar leaves Barcelona and if Mirotic leaves Real Madrid, they will make rook for Darius” added the father of the player. “I think Dario should play in Europe two more season. He has to play. If he goes to this big club without guaranteed playing time, then it is better to stay with Cibona” ended Predrag. Sportando

March 7, 2014 Updates

League sources say Mirotic would be looking for a deal in the $3 million-$4 million range. (He's no longer governed by the rookie scale, and the Bulls have planned for needing the bulk of their non-taxpayer mid-level exception of $5.3 million on him, sources say.) CBSSports.com

February 25, 2014 Updates

Luke Babbitt is in Real Madrid's radar in case Nikola Mirotic decides to sign with Chicago. As

February 22, 2014 Updates

According to most US based sources, it’s a given that Nikola Mirotic will leave Real Madrid, something we also consider a done deal if the Spaniards win the Euroleague. Bulls are ready to spend for the talented forward their mid level exception in a four years contract, which translates to a more than 20 millions USD contract for him. After three years in Europe, Mirotic is not longer restricted by the rookie salary scale and with this contract he can easily cover the monster 2,5 millions euros buy out his contract with Real Madrid includes. EuroHoops.net

February 21, 2014 Updates

Héctor Fernández: "People at Real Madrid know Nikola Mirotic won't play with the Spanish club next season and they are sure he will play with the Chicago Bulls. They are interested in Justin Doellman and Jan Vesely." Onda Cero

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One of John Paxson’s best early moves after being named Bulls general manager was signing Spanish league star Andres Nocioni in 2004. On Wednesday, he talked about the team’s next Spanish league target, 6-10 sharpshooter Nikola Mirotic. “Our intentions, as we talked about, is to try to get him sooner rather than later,” Paxson said. “There’s still a process that we have to go through. He still has a significant buyout with Real Madrid. But there’s a reason we went to such lengths to try to draft him a few years ago.” Arlington Heights Daily Herald

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