NEW YORK — Chicago started the night with two number first round draft picks and manged to make a trade to move up giving just one of those first rounders away.
Chicago basically moved up to the 23rd slot to draft the big man from Serbia. Mirotic is a 6’10″ Power Forward who is most likely going to spend a few more years in Europe, which would have made the selection by the Minnesota Timberwolves a puzzling one. Once they moved him to Chicago for the 28th and 43rd overall picks, it became a savvy pick for the Bulls who have the time to let him bloom overseas.
We’ll have more on Nikola in our post draft coverage.