HoopsHype Nikola Mirotic rumors


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Mirotic, a 6-foot-10 forward, is the reigning Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month. In March, he averaged 20.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. "I know it is tough as a rookie when you come here," Vucevic says. "It's not always easy. He was on a good team with a lot of good players, so his playing time wasn't going to be consistent. I just told him to be patient. "They had some injuries and he got a lot of playing time and he took advantage of it and he's been playing great for a month or so. I'm really happy for him. He's a guy that really works hard, that's come a long way. So I'm very happy he's doing very well." Orlando Sentinel

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“To be honest, not really (did he expect play at this level),” Mirotic admitted after Friday’s win. “I knew if I come (to the NBA), I come because I know I am going to be ready to play. But I know it’s not easy to play on big teams, like Chicago. I was thinking to improve, to help my team, to play better and to get my chance. “It was tough (at the beginning of the season), different team and you are not playing,” agreed Mirotic. “So in my mind what can I do to get this chance to play? So I worked hard every day and when your chance is coming you need to be ready; if you are not ready maybe you don’t get another chance. I was working and I was ready when the chance came and I’m really, really happy. Right now I am still having my minutes. I am still helping my team. It is a big adjustment for me, too, because right now I am playing two positions; but it’s fun, interesting, tough.” NBA.com

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“Maybe because I played three and four years total [in the Spanish League] too, I don’t know,’’ Mirotic said Saturday, after the Bulls shootaround. “I really don’t feel like a rookie too. I know that I’m a rookie because this is my first year in the NBA. But I played before in Spain five years professionally. And I won five professional championships there with Real Madrid. “I’m lucky because I’m always playing with the good and big teams like Real and Chicago right now. I think that my players, when they talk to me, they don’t think of me as a rookie. They really respect in me and believe in me and trust me on the court. That’s a really good feeling and it really helps me a lot.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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Mirotic has fared surprisingly well as the nominal small forward alongside two of the Noah–Pau Gasol–Taj Gibson trio in jumbo lineups. Chicago is minus-3 in the 229 minutes the three most-used supersize groups have been on the floor, per NBA.com, and Mirotic has flashed some nimble feet in tracking wing players. Grantland

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He continues to take advantage of all the injuries the Bulls are dealing with, and Mirotic is averaging 34.00 FantasyScore points over his past six games. He draws a friendly matchup against the 76ers, offering a safe floor and a high ceiling at a price that won't kill your cap. HoopsHype

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