Monday, January 08, 2018

Chicago Bulls Seek to Unload Hate Crime Victim Nikola Mirotic

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8:37:00 P.M. EST

Report: Bulls plan to trade Nikola Mirotic

Dan Feldman
7 hours ago

Nikola Mirotic – who missed the start of the season due to an injury sustained from a practice punch by teammate Bobby Portis – reportedly still wants the Bulls to trade him.

GRA: Good news for Mirotic then.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

The Bulls are still planning to trade forward Nikola Mirotic

Mirotic has been intrigued with the Utah Jazz, whose coach, Quin Snyder, has a reputation of maximizing offensive talent.

Mirotic can’t be traded until next Monday. He can also veto any trade, giving him say in where he goes.

He’d be an interesting fit in Utah as a stretch four next to Rudy Gobert. The Jazz also have several moderately valuable players who could be used in a trade.

Mirotic has played well since returning, giving him value on his $12.5 million salary with a $12.5 million team option for next season. If Chicago still wants to move him and he still wants to be moved, it’ll likely happen.

GRA: So the Bulls HAVE to trade Mirotic because Bobby Portis must have no takers, and Mirotic cannot coexist with Portis—no matter what the rose- colored Chicago media was printing a while back.

N.S.: I recently read a thing by a Chicago media operative (white guy, if memory serves), who acted as if Mirotic were the problem, in being a bad locker room influence, while never so much as mentioning Portis.

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