The Chicago Bulls are desperately looking and pointing to the future when it comes to calming the fire storm they ignited this year within the fan base after they failed to meet the expectations of improving the team. One of the gems the Bulls have been flashing at fans is future power forward and 2011 first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic.
But speaking to Spanish reporters recently, Mirotic squashed a lot of hope fans had of him crossing the pond and joining the like of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah anytime soon.
“The Bulls came to me a few times last season and went out for dinner and a chat, and I suppose that this campaign will be the same. They know my situation and respect my contract. I left this year and three more, but I have a clause NBA opt-out.”
We all already knew about Mirotic’s opt-out clause, but the bug question in Chicago has been when will it be exercised? The Bulls draft pick elaborated on that, and it’s not what Bulls fans want to hear.
Mirotic reiterated that his future with the Bulls is exactly that — in the future. He indicated that Chicago is the last thing on his mind as he prepares to honor his contract with Real Madrid.
“My future is with Real Madrid.” Mirotic said.
Real Madrid opens up Euroleague play December 12 against Panathinaikos.