Report: Euro player Nikola Mirotic, Bulls agree to three years, $17 million
Nikola Mirotic, who is considered the best player in European basketball, signed a three-year, $17 million deal with the Bulls on Sunday, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
A 6-foot-10 forward, Mirotic was the Spanish League MVP last year for Real Madrid. He also shot 46 percent from three-point range.
He will be paid out of the Bulls' mid-level exception, according to Wojnarowski, after completing his contract buyout with Madrid.
The Rockets drafted Mirotic 23rd overall in 2011 but traded his rights to the Bulls on draft night.
Yahoo Sources: Euro star Nikola Mirotic agrees to three-year, $17M deal to join the Chicago Bulls. http://t.co/eTqceJ6sle— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 13, 2014
- Chris Mascaro