Chicago Bulls Rumors
In a sense, Mirotic knows he’s left plenty on the table as far as his play through the years and seems to be content with playing with a sense of freedom as the season concludes, whether he’s back with the Bulls or not for next year and beyond. “I just wanna leave a good impression for the Bulls,” Mirotic said. “Whatever decision they make. It’s been a pleasure. A lot of people dream to be here, I was one of those guys when I was in Europe. I was really like, I wanna go there and play for the Bulls. The history they have. For me, it’s a dream come true. Whatever decision they make, I make, whatever. I don’t know. The years here have been great. I know it’s been up and down. It’s been a pleasure and I just wanna finish right.”
Speculation is if the 35-year-old Wade decides he does not want to be part of the Bulls’ youth movement he will look to return to Miami. The Heat should have plenty of money in free agency this summer (around $40 million) to put aside some of it for Wade, but is that the direction they would want to go?
Butler, averaging over 7 assists since Feb. 1 and a career-high 5.5 overall, has incorporated film study of players getting double-teamed as well as shooting over double teams into workouts with his personal trainer. “I’m learning,” Butler said. “I think I can still be better with my decision-making, what to do and when to do it. Hell, 70 games in, I guess it’s still a learning curve for me and for everybody else. Hopefully, I continue to make the right plays.”
Butler, on if LeBron James remains his toughest assignment: “You’re not gonna pull me into that. Because if I say he is, then the next time I play Kevin Durant, he’s going to try to score 60. Or Devin Booker gonna try to give me 70. So no, you’re not gonna get me. Not today.”